Definition of ardent
- ardent proponents of the bill
- an ardent admirer
- ardent fans
made ardent declarations of love to the woman he someday hoped to marry
an ardent science-fiction fan who has read virtually all of his favorite author's many works
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
agog, antsy, anxious, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, great, greedy, gung ho, hot, hungry, impatient, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, thirsty, voracious, wild;
champing at the bit, chomping at the bit;
: having or showing very strong feelings
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