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Meaning of ARDOR

Pronunciation:  'ârdur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
  2. [n]  intense feeling of love
  3. [n]  a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"

ARDOR is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ardour, elan, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire
 See Also: avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness, love, passion, passionateness, zeal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"dor\, n. [L. ardor, fr. ardere to burn: cf. OF. ardor,
ardur, F. ardeur.] [Spelt also {ardour}.]
1. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.

2. Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal;
   as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor;
   martial ardor.

3. pl. Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim. [Thus used by

Syn: Fervor; warmth; eagerness. See {Fervor}.

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