Definition of Ardent

1. Adjective. Characterized by intense emotion. "A torrid love affair"

Exact synonyms: Fervent, Fervid, Fiery, Impassioned, Perfervid, Torrid
Similar to: Passionate
Derivative terms: Fervency, Fervidness, Fieriness, Fire



2. Adjective. Characterized by strong enthusiasm. "Warm support"
Exact synonyms: Warm
Similar to: Enthusiastic

3. Adjective. Glowing or shining like fire. "Frightened by his ardent burning eyes"
Similar to: Bright

Definition of Ardent

1. a. Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever.

Definition of Ardent

1. Adjective. Full of ardor; fervent, passionate. ¹

2. Adjective. Burning; glowing; shining. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ardent

1. characterized by intense emotion [adj] : ARDENTLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ardent

arcus zygomaticus
arcuses
arcweld
arcwelded
arcwelding
arcwelds
ard
ardaite
ardanesthesia
ardealite
ardeb
ardebs
ardencies
ardency
ardent (current term)
ardent fever
ardent spirits
ardently
ardentness
ardi gasna
ardi gasnas
ardor
ardors
ardour
ardours
ardri
ardrigh
ardrighs
ardris

Literary usage of Ardent

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1899)
"SECOND BOOK INFLUENCE OF DEMOCRACY ON THE FEELINGS OF THE AMERICANS CHAPTER I Why Democratic Nations Show a More ardent and Enduring Love of Equality than ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"One can see clearly that he has a passion for labour; but this ardent temper will be the cause of your Majesty's losing both him and his masterpieces at the ..."

3. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"... so fast ye flow, To hide her from a lover's ardent gaze; From every touch you more transparent grow, And all reveal'd the beauteous wanton play. STEELE. ..."

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