Definition of Ardour

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

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



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

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

Definition of Ardour

1. Noun. (British spelling) (alternative spelling of ardor) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ardour

1. ardor [n -S] - See also: ardor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ardour

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ardour (current term)
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Literary usage of Ardour

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... 860 So shelter'd, from the rear pour'd still their darts, Till Troy 'gan lose her ardour in the fight, Wavering beneath the arrows' endless shower. ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"Although pretty strict Mahomedans, at such times they will not even disdain the pursuit of the wild boar, but follow him with ardour. The tiger is sometimes ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1863)
"There, religion and the people love of country and warlike ardour were blent ... And under the counsels and ascendancy of Lord Stratford this ardour was so ..."

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