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English noun: fervour

1. fervour (state) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

SamplesHis face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled.
He tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation.

Synonymsexcitation, excitement, fervor, inflammation

Broader (hypernym)emotional arousal

Narrower (hyponym)fever pitch, sensation

Attributeexciting, unexciting

2. fervour (feeling) feelings of great warmth and intensity

SamplesHe spoke with great ardor.

Synonymsardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire

Broader (hypernym)passion, passionateness

Narrower (hyponym)zeal

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