Definition of ardent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärdnt/


1Enthusiastic or passionate: an ardent baseball fan an ardent suitor
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  • He has never played rugby, but is an ardent fan and a supporter of the game.
  • Since then, he has developed an ardent passion for the instrument.
  • He was a leading and ardent enthusiast for the very inward investment that he now equally enthusiastically disclaims.
passionate, fervent, zealous, fervid, wholehearted, vehement, intense, fierce, fiery;
enthusiastic, keen, eager, avid, committed, dedicated
literary perfervid
1.1 archaic or literary Burning; glowing: the ardent flames
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  • The ardent flames raged ceaselessly for days, crumbling Troy into dust and so after years of bitterness, strife and wars the Greek had finally defeated the Trojans.
  • Hence it was that a certain devout soul compared the heart of Jesus to a burning furnace in which He voluntarily suffered from the ardent flames of Divine love.
  • The fire had died to a steady ardent glow.


Middle English: from Old French ardant, from Latin ardens, ardent-, from ardere 'to burn'.

Words that rhyme with ardent

guardant, regardant

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Syllabification: ar·dent

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