Definition of ardor in English:


Syllabification: ar·dor
Pronunciation: /ˈärdər
(British ardour)


Enthusiasm or passion: they felt the stirrings of revolutionary ardor
More example sentences
  • He turned to her, that same passion, desire, ardor, zeal, fire… love in his eyes.
  • Love, lust and passion, ardour, hate and jealousy combine to make Othello one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.
  • Perhaps we have had too little of the Spirit's fullness to enable us to love with the personal ardor Jesus desires.


late Middle English: via Old French from Latin ardor, from ardere 'to burn'.

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