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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 ?
Elizabeth was of a calmer and more concentrated disposition; but, with all my ardour, I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.
She was the living spirit of love to soften and attract; I might have become sullen in my study, through the ardour of my nature, but that she was there to subdue me to a semblance of her own gentleness.
But he was confident that he should soon be rich: full of life and ardour, he knew that he should soon have a ship, and soon be on a station that would lead to everything he wanted.
His genius and ardour had seemed to foresee and to command his prosperous path.
But even your best love is only an enraptured simile and a painful ardour.
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.
That his understanding has no brilliancy, his feelings no ardour, and his voice no expression.
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.
By this method the ardour of research in that direction would have been restrained without infringing the sacred privileges of science.
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.
Happy the blest ages that knew not the dread fury of those devilish engines of artillery, whose inventor I am persuaded is in hell receiving the reward of his diabolical invention, by which he made it easy for a base and cowardly arm to take the life of a gallant gentleman; and that, when he knows not how or whence, in the height of the ardour and enthusiasm that fire and animate brave hearts, there should come some random bullet, discharged perhaps by one who fled in terror at the flash when he fired off his accursed machine, which in an instant puts an end to the projects and cuts off the life of one who deserved to live for ages to come.
To have a full stomach, to doze lazily in the sunshine--such things were remuneration in full for his ardours and toils, while his ardours and tolls were in themselves self-remunerative.