ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torridadjective
characterized by intense emotion
"ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
characterized by strong enthusiasm
"ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"
glowing or shining like fire
"from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his ardent burning eyes"
Full of ardor; fervent, passionate.
Burning; glowing; shining.
Etymology: First attested circa 14th century, ardaunt, from ardent, from ardant, from ardentem, nominative of ardens, present participle of.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ardens, Lat. burning.
Chymists observe, that vegetables, as lavender, rue, marjoram, &c. distilled before fermentation, yield oils without any burning spirits; but, after fermentation, yield ardent spirits without oils; which shews, that their oil is, by fermentation, converted into spirit. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
A knight of swarthy face,
High on a cole-black steed pursued the chace;
With flashing flames his ardent eyes were filled. John Dryden, Fab.
Another nymph with fatal pow’r may rise,
To damp the sinking beams of Cælia’s eyes;
With haughty pride may hear her charms confest,
And scorn the ardent vows that I have blest. Matthew Prior.
hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever
having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes
warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings, zeal, hope, temper
An ardent is a character class in the Dungeons & Dragons, a psionic practitioner that derives its powers from its focus on primal truths or concepts.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ärd′ent, adj. burning: fiery: passionate: zealous: fervid.—adv. Ard′ently.—n. Ard′our, warmth of passion or feeling: eagerness: enthusiasm (with for)—also Ard′ency.—Ardent spirits, distilled alcoholic liquors, whisky, brandy, &c. The use of the word as = 'inflammable, combustible,' is obsolete, except in this phrase. [L. ardent-em, ardē-re, to burn.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Said of a vessel when she gripes, or comes to the wind quickly.
daren't, endart, ranted, red ant
The numerical value of ardent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ardent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The search for truth is eternal and artists some of its most ardent seekers.
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
The goal was to be ambitious, really ambitious, to be bold, but not only bold in terms of scale, but in terms of detail, artistry, technology, and to make sure first and foremost that we are pleasing the most ardent 'Star Wars' fan.
It was related to the mother color of red, which was ardent and passionate and more active, more aggressive. Even though you reduce the shade level, it was a color that was associated with boys.
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility
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- glühend, feurigGerman
- ardiente, fervienteSpanish
- leimuava, kiihkeäFinnish
- passionné, fervent, ardent, faroucheFrench
- 熱烈な, 熱烈, 熱心Japanese
- flagrans, calidus, ardensLatin
- vurig, brandend, passioneelDutch
- горячий, пылающий, пылкий, ярый, пламенный, страстныйRussian
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