[ ahr-dnt ]
/ ˈɑr dnt /
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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR ardent
1 fervid, eager, impassioned.
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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 ardentar·dent·ly, adverbar·den·cy [ahr-dn-see], /ˈɑr dn si/, ar·dent·ness, noun
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How to use ardent in a sentence
Koyala's eyes glowed with a strange light, and she spoke with an ardency that surprised the resident.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
Adelaide poured forth her gratitude and her pleasure, with all the ardency of feelings long suppressed.Manners, Vol 2 of 3|Frances Brooke
Before the light in his gaze, the fire, the ardency, her own slowly fell; she turned slightly as if to go.Half A Chance|Frederic S. Isham
The high hopes and the ardency of the reign of Elizabeth saddened into a profound pessimism and gloom in that of James.English Literature: Modern|G. H. Mair
Bending beside her, Sidney was evincing an ardency entirely paradoxical, when I considered his indifferent temperament.Mariposilla|Mary Stewart Daggett
British Dictionary definitions for ardent
/ (ˈɑːdənt) /
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 ardentardency, nounardently, adverb
Word Origin for ardent
C14: from Latin ārdēre to burn
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