ardour

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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 ?
Her prodigious innocence appalled him, freezing on his lips all ardors of speech, and convincing him, in spite of himself, of his own unworthiness.
Tongue-tied by inexperience and by excess of ardor, wooing unwittingly and awkwardly, Martin continued his approach by contact.
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be damped.
Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity.
Their ardor alternated between a vague ideal and the common yearning of womanhood; so that the one was disapproved as extravagance, and the other condemned as a lapse.
I fell in love with Pope, whose life I read with an ardor of sympathy which I am afraid he hardly merited.
With renewed ardor Saxon devoted herself to her household, to her pretties, and to her charms.
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
Natasha, with the ardor characteristic of all she did suddenly set to work too.