Definition of ardent in English:

ardent

Line breaks: ar¦dent
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːd(ə)nt
 
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adjective

  • 2 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.

Derivatives

ardency

noun
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  • Ernesto is seen as preening and shallow, almost sadistically delighting in his uncle Pasquale's discomfort, for all the ardency of his love.
  • Johnson's ardency emerges in his hobbies as well, as a golfer who has played everywhere from Hawaii to Ireland and as a scuba enthusiast who plans to dive the Seychelles and the Red Sea.
  • The young dancer infused his partnering with Elizabeth Loscavio with such ardency that he created a memorable experience even out of one of Tomasson's minor pieces.

ardently

adverb
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  • What we find curious is why they ardently presume that every unsolved puzzle will definitely be solved through a materialistic explanation.
  • He had not heard about the recent government crackdown, but ardently supported the move.
  • He now campaigns ardently for parent's rights.

Origin

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

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