from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extremely or extravagantly eager; impassioned or zealous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Extremely, excessively, or feverishly passionate; zealous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very fervid; too fervid; glowing; ardent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Very fervid or hot; very ardent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by intense emotion
The book is overlong, repetitious, and written in a kind of perfervid prose that quickly becomes tiring.
Despite sometimes being quite sensible (as Mr. Kenney is trying to be on citizenship, refugees and immigration), it's members of the Frat Pack who are immediately off the mark with the kind of perfervid rhetoric that goes with the Conservative communications strategy: unrelenting partisanship and obsessive control of information.
The point is that Lost is to its most avid fans what Beatles albums were to the band's most avid fans in the late '60s; a seedbed for endlessly perfervid speculation.
It's a little known fact that during Palin's many undergraduate years, when she wasn't davinning while wearing her Magen David, she was a perfervid reader of fiction and one of her favorite authors was Borges and one of her favorite books by Borges was the classic collection, Labyrinths.
I suspect that the various principles texts being cooked up by various George Masonites will not be so perfervid in their single-minded, ideological tub-thumping along pro-laissez faire lines.
Segregation was the perfervid cause of an intimidating minority, who kept everyone else in line through the threat of violence.
The subject of women held in thralldom to men by mysterious powers came to mind the other day when I read the story of Elizabeth Smart, author of the prose poem or the poetic novella By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, a perfervid retelling of her infatuation and affair with George Granville Barker, a poet who had achieved success at the age of 18.
Even in its ideologically perfervid condition it is better than no newspaper at all.
The South China Sea has long been the subject of its perfervid declarations and domestic propaganda as a kind of oceanic Tibet.
Model, one of the few German generals who was a perfervid National Socialist, a true believer, was also an energetic, ruthless, and extremely competent armored commander, the anti-Paulus.