warmth


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warmth \Warmth\, n.
   1. The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat; as, the
      warmth of the sun; the warmth of the blood; vital warmth.
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            Here kindly warmth their mounting juice ferments.
                                                  --Addison.
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   2. A state of lively and excited interest; zeal; ardor;
      fervor; passion; enthusiasm; earnestness; as, the warmth
      of love or piety; he replied with much warmth. "Spiritual
      warmth, and holy fires." --Jer. Taylor.
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            That warmth . . . which agrees with Christian zeal.
                                                  --Sprat.
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   3. (Paint.) The glowing effect which arises from the use of
      warm colors; hence, any similar appearance or effect in a
      painting, or work of color.
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   Syn: Zeal; ardor; fervor; fervency; heat; glow; earnestness;
        cordiality; animation; eagerness; excitement; vehemence.
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