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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 ?
Dorothea's nature was of that kind: her own passionate faults lay along the easily counted open channels of her ardent character; and while she was full of pity for the visible mistakes of others, she had not yet any material within her experience for subtle constructions and suspicions of hidden wrong.
My application was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of morning whilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory.
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.
You will easily imagine therefore my Dear Marianne that I could not feel any ardent affection or very sincere Attachment for Lady Dorothea.
The appearance of such unsurmountable difficulties was sufficient to have inspired him with despair, however ardent his wishes had been; but even these were contruoled by compassion for another woman.
All these passions constantly waning or growing more ardent, did not prevent her from keeping up the most extended and complicated relations with the court and fashionable society.
As for Jim, no disappointments have been severe enough to chill his naturally romantic and ardent disposition.
And we were all ardent Royalists of the snow-white Legitimist complexion - Heaven only knows why
That Avarice is an ardent counselor; she carries away her man, as Satan did Jesus, to the mountain, and when once she has shown to an unfortunate all the kingdoms of the earth, she is able to repose herself, knowing full well that she has left her companion, Envy, to gnaw his heart.
But it was nice to see that any unpleasantness he had endured in his native land had not impaired his ardent patriotism.
The hounds of that ardent young sportsman Rostov had not merely reached hard winter condition, but were so jaded that at a meeting of the huntsmen it was decided to give them a three days' rest and then, on the sixteenth of September, to go on a distant expedition, starting from the oak grove where there was an undisturbed litter of wolf cubs.
and the ardent passion of the public was bound to respond worthily to the greatness of the enterprise.