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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ardent  \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 
  fever. 
 
  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; 
  affectionate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ardent 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn: 
  {burning(a)},  {fervent},  {fervid},  {fiery},  {impassioned}, 
  {perfervid},  {torrid}] 
  2:  characterized  by  strong  enthusiasm;  "ardent 
  revolutionaries";  "warm  support"  [syn:  {warm}] 
  3:  glowing  or  shining  like  fire;  "from  rank  to  rank  she  darts 
  her  ardent  eyes"-  Alexander  Pope;  "frightened  by  his 
  ardent  burning  eyes" 




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