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ardent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ardent

  1. 1 having or expressing great depth of feeling made ardent declarations of love to the woman he someday hoped to marry Synonyms of ardent fervent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedWords Related to ardent gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms of ardent detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms of ardent cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional

  2. 2 showing urgent desire or interest an ardent science-fiction fan who has read virtually all of his favorite author's many works Synonyms of ardent agog, antsy, anxious, eager, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked [slang], great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, impatient, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, stoked [slang], thirsty, voracious, wildWords Related to ardent engaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willingNear Antonyms of ardent casual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, unwillingAntonyms of ardent apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic

  3. 3 having a notably high temperature under an ardent sun the band of bedouins made their way across the sandy wastes Synonyms of ardent hot, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hotWords Related to ardent blazing, glowing, igneous, molten, seething, sizzling; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm, warmish; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, muggy, steamy, summerlike, summery, tropicalNear Antonyms of ardent chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry (also wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shiveringAntonyms of ardent algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy

Synonym Discussion of ardent

impassioned, passionate, ardent, fervent, fervid, perfervid mean showing intense feeling. impassioned implies warmth and intensity without violence and suggests fluent verbal expression.
    • an impassioned plea for justice
passionate implies great vehemence and often violence and wasteful diffusion of emotion.
    • a passionate denunciation
ardent implies an intense degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm.
    • an ardent supporter of human rights
fervent stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional warmth or zeal.
    • fervent good wishes
fervid suggests warmly and spontaneously and often feverishly expressed emotion.
    • fervid love letters
perfervid implies the expression of exaggerated or overwrought feelings.
    • perfervid expressions of patriotism


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