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Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion. See Synonyms at passion.
[Middle English ardour, from Old French, from Latin ārdor, from ārdēre, to burn; see as- in Indo-European roots.]
1. great warmth of feeling; fervor.
2. intense devotion; zeal.
3. burning heat.Also, esp. Brit., ar′dour.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin, =ārd(ēre) to burn + -or -or1]
usage: See -or1.
|Noun||1.||ardor - a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"|
|2.||ardor - intense feeling of love |
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
|3.||ardor - feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"|
zeal - excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
n. ardor, sensación quemante.