(BrE) (AmE fervor) noun
evangelical, moral, religious
nationalist, nationalistic, patriotic, political, revolutionary

The speech aroused nationalist fervour.


Its followers have lost their religious fervour.

with fervour

He took up the cause with evangelical fervour.

fervour for

their fervour for the cause

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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