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ar·dour

 (är′dər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of ardor.

ardour

(ˈɑːdə) or

ardor

n
1. feelings of great intensity and warmth; fervour
2. eagerness; zeal
[C14: from Old French ardour, from Latin ārdor, from ārdēre to burn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ardour - 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"
avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
2.ardour - intense feeling of loveardour - 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.ardour - feelings of great warmth and intensityardour - feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
passion, passionateness - a strong feeling or emotion
zeal - excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"

ardour

noun
1. passion, feeling, fire, heat, spirit, intensity, warmth, devotion, fervour, vehemence, fierceness The sexual ardour had cooled.
2. enthusiasm, zeal, eagerness, earnestness, keenness, avidity my ardour for football
Translations
حَماسَة شَديدَه، رَغْبَة مُلِحَّه
nadšenívášeň
begejstringglødiver
ákafi, ástríîa
aistraįkarštis
aizrautībadegsme
náruživosť
ateşlilikheyecan

ardour

ardor (US) [ˈɑːdəʳ] N
1. (for sth) (= love) → pasión f; (= fervour, eagerness) → fervor m, ardor m
2. (romantic) → ardor m, pasión f

ardour

[ˈɑːrr] ardor (US) nardeur f

ardour

, (US) ardor
n (of person)Begeisterung f, → Leidenschaft f; (in voice also)Überschwang m; (of feelings also)Heftigkeit f; (of passions)Glut f (liter), → Feuer nt; (of poems, letters)Leidenschaftlichkeit f; the ardours of youthdie Leidenschaft der Jugend

ardour

ardor (Am) [ˈɑːdəʳ] n (frm) → ardore m

ardour

(American) ardor (ˈaːdə) noun
enthusiasm; passion.
References in classic literature ?
The seeds of my ardour were the sparks from that divine flame whereby more than a thousand have kindled; I speak of the "Aeneid," mother to me and nurse to me in poetry.
He was exactly formed to engage Marianne's heart, for with all this, he joined not only a captivating person, but a natural ardour of mind which was now roused and increased by the example of her own, and which recommended him to her affection beyond every thing else.
Fairfax had begged a holiday for Adele, because she had a cold; and, as Adele seconded the request with an ardour that reminded me how precious occasional holidays had been to me in my own childhood, I accorded it, deeming that I did well in showing pliability on the point.
Some of them struck me as singularly odd compounds of ardour and flatness; commencing in strong feeling, and concluding in the affected, wordy style that a schoolboy might use to a fancied, incorporeal sweetheart.
I don't know," returned the man, clapping his hands to his mouth nevertheless, and vociferating in a surprising heat and with the greatest ardour, "Spies
Micawber was accompanied by myself, and by little Wilkins and his sister, and by the twins, they did not receive him with that ardour which he might have expected, being so newly released from captivity.
As I walked by her side that May morning, I was only conscious of her voice and her exquisite girlhood; for though she talked with the APLOMB of a woman of the world, a passionate candour and simple ardour in her manner would have betrayed her, had her face not plainly declared her the incarnation of twenty.
When Rowena perceived the Knight Templar's eyes bent on her with an ardour, that, compared with the dark caverns under which they moved, gave them the effect of lighted charcoal, she drew with dignity the veil around her face, as an intimation that the determined freedom of his glance was disagreeable.
It was the creation of such worlds as these that seemed to Dorian Gray to be the true object, or amongst the true objects, of life; and in his search for sensations that would be at once new and delightful, and possess that element of strangeness that is so essential to romance, he would often adopt certain modes of thought that he knew to be really alien to his nature, abandon himself to their subtle influences, and then, having, as it were, caught their colour and satisfied his intellectual curiosity, leave them with that curious indifference that is not incompatible with a real ardour of temperament, and that, indeed, according to certain modern psychologists, is often a condition of it.
Amina struck a few chords and then broke into a song, which she sang with so much ardour that she was quite overcome, and sank gasping on a pile of cushions, tearing open her dress as she did so to give herself some air.
There the Tin-soldier lay, and felt a heat that was truly terrible; but whether he was suffering from actual fire, or from the ardour of his passion, he did not know.
We had here the convenience of improving the ardour and piety of our new converts, and, at the same time, of leading more into the way of the true religion: and indeed our success exceeded the utmost of our hopes; we had in a short time great numbers whom we thought capable of being admitted to the sacraments of baptism and the mass.