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ardent

[ ahr-dnt ]
/ ˈɑr dnt /
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adjective
having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent: an ardent vow;ardent love.
intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; zealous: an ardent theatergoer;an ardent student of French history.
fiercely bright; glowing like fire: They were frightened by his ardent, burning eyes.
Archaic or Literary. burning, fiery, or hot: the ardent core of a star.
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Origin of ardent

First recorded in 1325–75; from Latin ārdent- (stem of ārdēns, present participle of ārdēre “to burn”), equivalent to ārd- “burn” + -ent- noun and adjective suffix (see -ent), replacing Middle English ardant, from Middle French

OTHER WORDS FROM ardent

ar·dent·ly, adverbar·den·cy [ahr-dn-see], /ˈɑr dn si/, ar·dent·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ardent

ardent
/ (ˈɑːdənt) /

adjective
expressive of or characterized by intense desire or emotion; passionateardent love
intensely enthusiastic; eageran ardent longing
glowing, flashing, or shiningardent eyes
rare burningan ardent fever

Derived forms of ardent

ardency, nounardently, adverb

Word Origin for ardent

C14: from Latin ārdēre to burn
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