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ardour Line breaks: ar¦dour
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːdə/
(US ardor)

Definition of ardour in English:


[mass noun]
Great enthusiasm or passion: the rebuff did little to dampen his ardour he kissed her with an ardour that left her breathless
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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