With ardent fans and a rabid media, it will become Palin-palooza.
The pathetic dives and writhing on the field is a turn off to the most ardent American fan.
ardent birders will devote hours to spot that elusive cardinal or bluebird.
The families of the Buffalo crash victims have been ardent advocates for the highest professional standards.
The president has evolved from ardent civil libertarian to surveillance hardliner.
The fact is that it takes many generations of ardent minds to accomplish what at first each thinks himself capable of doing alone.
His gentle and devoted spirit won, not merely the friendship of the Indians, but their ardent affections.
Do you say that ardent spirits, as they are commonly drank, do not produce these effects except in a very slight degree?
I knew him by his ardent chevelure; otherwise he was much altered.
Again: The total disuse of ardent spirits, on the part of parents, is the only plan of safety in bringing up their children.
early 14c., of alcoholic distillates, brandy (ardent spirits), etc., from Old French ardant (13c.) "burning, hot; zealous," from Latin ardentem (nominative ardens) "glowing, fiery, hot, ablaze," also used figuratively of passions, present participle of ardere "to burn," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (cf. Old English æsce "ashes;" see ash (n.1)).
Ardent spirits (late 15c.) so called because they are inflammable, but the term now, if used at all, probably is felt in the figurative sense. The figurative sense (of "burning with" passions, desire, etc.) is from late 14c.; literal sense of "burning, parching" (c.1400) remains rare. Related: Ardently.