Definition of ardor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärdər/
(British ardour)


Enthusiasm or passion: they felt the stirrings of revolutionary ardor
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  • 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.
passion, fervor, zeal, vehemence, intensity, verve, fire, emotion;
enthusiasm, eagerness, avidity, gusto, keenness, dedication


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

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Syllabification: ar·dor

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