Definition of ardent in English:

ardent

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːd(ə)nt
 
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adjective

1Very enthusiastic or passionate: an ardent supporter of the conservative cause
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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.
Synonyms
passionate, avid, impassioned, fervent, fervid, zealous, wholehearted, eager, vehement, intense, fierce, fiery, flaming, emotional, hot-blooded; earnest, sincere; enthusiastic, keen, committed, dedicated, assiduous
informal mad keen
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.

Origin

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

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.

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