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ardor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ardor

  1. 1 depth of feeling <candidates for citizenship reciting the oath of allegiance to the United States with all the ardor that they could muster> Synonyms ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, heat, intenseness, intensity, passion, passionateness, vehemence, violence, warmth, white heat Related Words cathexis; emotionalism, emotionality, histrionics, mawkishness, melodrama, sappiness, sentimentality; eagerness, earnestness, excitement, gusto, keenness, zest; fanaticism, fever, hot-bloodedness, infatuation, mania, obsession, zeal; compassion, responsiveness, sentiment, sympathy, tenderness; torridity, torridness Near Antonyms aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness Antonyms impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, insensibleness, insensitiveness, insensitivity

  2. 2 urgent desire or interest <his ardor for combat cooled once he began experiencing the horrors of war> Synonyms appetite, eagerness, avidity, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, hunger, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstRelated Words alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms apathy, indifference

  3. 3 intense sexual desire <her revealing outfit only inflamed his ardor all the more> Synonyms lust, concupiscence, eros, eroticism, horniness, itch, lustfulness, passionRelated Words erotomania, nymphomania, satyriasis; lasciviousness, lewdness, libidinousness, licentiousness, lickerishness, randiness, salaciousness, wantonnessNear Antonyms frigidity




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