noun ar·dor \ˈär-dər\

: a strong feeling of energy or eagerness

: a strong feeling of love

Full Definition of ARDOR

a :  an often restless or transitory warmth of feeling <the sudden ardors of youth>
b :  extreme vigor or energy :  intensity
c :  zeal
d :  loyalty
:  sexual excitement

Examples of ARDOR

  1. the sudden ardors of youth
  2. <candidates for citizenship reciting the oath of allegiance to the United States with all the ardor that they could muster>

Origin of ARDOR

Middle English ardour, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin ardor burning, heat, ardor, from aridus dry — more at arid
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ARDOR


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