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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
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