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ardent

adjective ar·dent \ˈär-dənt\

: having or showing very strong feelings

Full Definition of ARDENT

1
:  characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity <ardent proponents of the bill>
2
:  fiery, hot <an ardent sun>
3
:  shining, glowing <ardent eyes>
ar·dent·ly adverb

Examples of ARDENT

  1. <made ardent declarations of love to the woman he someday hoped to marry>
  2. <an ardent science-fiction fan who has read virtually all of his favorite author's many works>
  3. These ardent young nationalists, mostly still in their 20s and impatient for freedom, had acquired arms from sympathetic nationalist officers in the Indian army … —Gita Mehta, Vogue, April 1997

Origin of ARDENT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ardent-, ardens, present participle of ardēre to burn, from ardor
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ARDENT

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