Definition of Ardor

1. Noun. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause). "He felt a kind of religious zeal"

Exact synonyms: Ardour, Elan, Zeal
Generic synonyms: Avidity, Avidness, Eagerness, Keenness
Derivative terms: Zealous



2. Noun. Intense feeling of love.
Exact synonyms: Ardour
Generic synonyms: Love

3. Noun. Feelings of great warmth and intensity. "He spoke with great ardor"
Exact synonyms: Ardour, Fervency, Fervidness, Fervor, Fervour, Fire
Generic synonyms: Passion, Passionateness
Specialized synonyms: Zeal
Derivative terms: Fervent, Fervid, Fiery

Definition of Ardor

1. n. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.

Definition of Ardor

1. Noun. (Chiefly American English) Great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion. ¹

2. Noun. (Chiefly American English) Spirit. ¹

3. Noun. (Chiefly American English)  Intense heat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ardor

1. intensity of emotion [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ardor

1. Old term for a hot or burning sensation. Origin: L. Fire, heat (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ardor

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ardanesthesia
ardealite
ardeb
ardebs
ardencies
ardency
ardent
ardent fever
ardent spirits
ardently
ardentness
ardi gasna
ardi gasnas
ardor (current term)
ardors
ardour
ardours
ardri
ardrigh
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ardris
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arduous
arduously
arduousness
arduousnesses
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Literary usage of Ardor

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... the most critical and the least theological, became prominent. Voltaire (qv; d. 1778) embraced the conception of natural religion with ardor, ..."

2. The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Moses Coit Tyler (1897)
"... Montgomery at the Siege of Quebec "—Its purpose, to stimulate American military ardor by stimulating American hatred of the British—Outline of the poem. ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... whom exhibited the utmost ardor and alacrity in the performance of their duty." Captain Hood, Captain Clements and Captain Bridges, commanding the ..."

4. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1848)
"Embraces with ardor the Cause of the Americans. — Visits Maryland and Virginia. — Purchases an Estate in Virginia. GENERAL LEE arrived in New York, ..."

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