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ar·dent

 (är′dnt)
adj.
1. Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate: an ardent lover.
2. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent: "an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art" (Walter Pater).
3.
a. Burning; fiery.
b. Glowing; shining: ardent eyes.

[Middle English ardaunt, from Old French ardant, from Latin ārdēns, ārdent-, present participle of ārdēre, to burn; see as- in Indo-European roots.]

ar′den·cy (-dn-sē) n.
ar′dent·ly adv.

ardent

(ˈɑːdənt)
adj
1. expressive of or characterized by intense desire or emotion; passionate: ardent love.
2. intensely enthusiastic; eager: an ardent longing.
3. glowing, flashing, or shining: ardent eyes.
4. rare burning: an ardent fever.
[C14: from Latin ārdēre to burn]
ˈardency n
ˈardently adv

ar•dent

(ˈɑr dnt)

adj.
1. characterized by intense feeling; fervent: an ardent vow.
2. intensely devoted; zealous: an ardent theatergoer.
3. fiercely bright: ardent eyes.
4. fiery; hot: the ardent core of a star.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin ārdent-, s. of ārdēns, orig. present participle of ārdēre to burn]
ar′dent•ly, adv.
ar•den•cy (är′dn sē), ar′dent•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ardent - characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
2.ardent - characterized by strong enthusiasm; "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"
3.ardent - glowing or shining like fire; "from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his ardent burning eyes"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

ardent

ardent

adjective
2. Showing or having enthusiasm:
Informal: crazy.
Slang: gung ho, nuts.
3. Intensely desirous or interested:
Informal: raring.
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.
Translations
مُتَحَمِّس جِداً
nadšenýžhavý
brændendeglødendeinderligivrig
ákafur
entuziastingaskarštaikarštas
aizrautīgsdedzīgs
ateşlicoşkun

ardent

[ˈɑːdənt] ADJ
1. (= enthusiastic) [supporter, admirer, opponent] → apasionado, ferviente; [feminist, nationalist] → acérrimo; [desire] → ardiente, ferviente; [belief, plea] → ferviente
she is ardent in her opposition to the proposalsse opone ardientemente a las propuestas
2. (= passionate) [lover, lovemaking] → apasionado

ardent

[ˈɑːrdənt] adj [supporter, admirer, royalist, monarchist] → fervent(e); [opponent] → fervent(e)

ardent

adjleidenschaftlich; supporter, admirer alsobegeistert; love alsoglühend; desire, longing alsobrennend, glühend; request, imprecationsinständig

ardent

[ˈɑːdənt] adj (supporter) → ardente, fervente; (desire, lover) → ardente

ardent

(ˈaːdənt) adjective
enthusiastic; passionate. an ardent supporter of a political party.
ˈardently adverb
References in classic literature ?
When Laurie first went to college, he fell in love about once a month, but these small flames were as brief as ardent, did no damage, and much amused Jo, who took great interest in the alternations of hop, despair, and resignation, which were confided to her in their weekly conferences.
As for Jim, no disappointments have been severe enough to chill his naturally romantic and ardent disposition.
As the day approached when he was to leave her for a comparatively long stay, she grew melting and affectionate, remembering his many acts of consideration and his repeated expressions of an ardent attachment.
Ardent spirits are, however, the most prized by such as he; nor would it be amiss to add some boon from your own hand, with that grace you so well know how to practise.
What thanks, what ardent and ceaseless thanks are due to that all-superintending Providence which has turned a cruel war into peace, brought order out of confusion, made the fierce savages placid, and turned away their hostile weapons from our country
A human being is capable only of a certain amount of activity at a given moment, and it will inevitably satisfy first its most pressing needs, its most ardent desires, its chief ambitions.
Elton actually making violent love to her: availing himself of the precious opportunity, declaring sentiments which must be already well known, hopingfearingadoringready to die if she refused him; but flattering himself that his ardent attachment and unequalled love and unexampled passion could not fail of having some effect, and in short, very much resolved on being seriously accepted as soon as possible.
To her it was but the natural consequence of a strong affection in a young and ardent mind.
Reed; for I read a sincere nature in your ardent eyes and on your clear front), and God waits only the separation of spirit from flesh to crown us with a full reward.
Linton's situation, and her ardent desire to see him; with a wish that he would transmit to her, as early as possible, some token of forgiveness by me.
Try to hold me in your mind, at some quiet times, as ardent and sincere in this one thing.
Indeed he does, and you know how truly; I know how ardent you are in any pursuit you follow, and how easily you can master it.