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Meaning of ARDENT

Pronunciation:  'ârdnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  glowing or shining like fire; "from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his ardent burning eyes"
  2. [adj]  characterized by strong enthusiasm; "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"
  3. [adj]  characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

ARDENT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bright, burning(a), enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, passionate, perfervid, torrid, warm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"dent\, a. [OE. ardaunt, F. ardant, p. pr. of arder to
burn, fr. L. ardere.]
1. Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as,
   ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent

2. Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing;
   shining; as, ardent eyes. --Dryden.

3. Warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate;
   fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings,
   zeal, hope, temper.

         An ardent and impetuous race.         --Macaulay.

Syn: Burning; hot; fiery; glowing; intense; fierce; vehement;
     eager; zealous; keen; fervid; fervent; passionate;

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