Fervent vs Passionately - What's the difference?

fervent | passionately |

As an adjective fervent

is exhibiting particular enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief.

As an adverb passionately is

in a passionate manner.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Exhibiting particular enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief.
  • * 1819 , , Mathilda , ch. 3:
  • As I returned my fervent hopes were dashed by so many fears.
  • Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion.
  • * 1876 , , "Mr. Captain and the Nymph," in Little Novels ,
  • Never again would those fresh lips touch his lips with their fervent kiss!
  • Glowing, burning, very hot.
  • * 1611 , :
  • But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    Derived terms

    * fervently




    (en adverb)
  • In a passionate manner.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“The story of this adoption is, of course, the pivot round which all the circumstances of the mysterious tragedy revolved. Mrs. Yule had an only son, namely, William, to whom she was passionately attached ; but, like many a fond mother, she had the desire of mapping out that son's future entirely according to her own ideas.
  • *
  • *:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.