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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 of ardor ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, heat, intenseness, intensity, passion, passionateness, vehemence, violence, warmth, white heat Words Related to ardor 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 of ardor aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness Antonyms of ardor 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 of ardor appetite, eagerness, avidity, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, hunger, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstWords Related to ardor alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms of ardor casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms of ardor apathy, indifference

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

Synonym Discussion of ardor

passion, fervor, ardor, enthusiasm, zeal mean intense emotion compelling action. passion applies to an emotion that is deeply stirring or ungovernable.
    • was a slave to his passions
fervor implies a warm and steady emotion.
    • read the poem aloud with great fervor
ardor suggests warm and excited feeling likely to be fitful or short-lived.
    • the ardor of their honeymoon soon faded
enthusiasm applies to lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity.
    • never showed much enthusiasm for sports
zeal implies energetic and unflagging pursuit of an aim or devotion to a cause.
    • preaches with fanatical zeal


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