Part of speech: noun

Fervor; zeal.

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Usage examples "fervency":

  1. A Winterthurer, Hans Maaler, who rode one rank behind him, narrates that he heard him pray for himself and especially for the church of Christ with great fervency. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.
  2. To his unutterable amazement she looked up clearly, and all her heart was in her voice, as she answered with a fervency he could not doubt- Yes; and I was glad to hear, to know that a nobler woman filled the place I cannot fill. - "Moods", Louisa May Alcott.
  3. With the spirituality and fervency of her liturgy and the 'Gospel' character of all her formularies, they were far more in harmony than the so- called 'orthodox' of their day. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.