What does ardent mean?

Definitions for ardent
ˈɑr dntar·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. ardent, warmadjective

    characterized by strong enthusiasm

    "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"

  3. ardentadjective

    glowing or shining like fire

    "from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his ardent burning eyes"


  1. ardentadjective

    Full of ardor; fervent, passionate.

  2. ardentadjective

    Burning; glowing; shining.

  3. Etymology: First attested circa 14th century, ardaunt, from ardent, from ardant, from ardentem, nominative of ardens, present participle of.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ARDENTadjective

    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.


  1. ardent

    Ardent refers to an intense or passionate feeling or expression of enthusiasm or strong dedication towards someone or something. It can also mean glowing or shining in regard to temperature or color intensity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ardentadjective

    hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever

  2. Ardentadjective

    having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes

  3. Ardentadjective

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


  1. Ardent

    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

  1. Ardent

    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

  1. ardent

    Said of a vessel when she gripes, or comes to the wind quickly.

Anagrams for ardent »

  1. daren't

  2. endart

  3. ranted

  4. red ant

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ardent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ardent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ardent in a Sentence

  1. Shanghai GM President Wang Yongqing:

    In terms of new energy, we are keen on power efficiency and emission control and are ardent to go electrical throughout our portfolio.

  2. William S. Gilbert:

    Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers

  3. Robert Benchley:

    An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens.

  4. John Quincy Adams:

    Of the two great political parties which have divided the opinions and feelings of our country, the candid and the just will now admit that both have contributed splendid talents, spotless integrity, ardent patriotism, and disinterested sacrifices to the formation and administration of this Government, and that both have required a liberal indulgence for a portion of human infirmity and error.

  5. James Oberweis:

    Even the most ardent proponents of the efficient market hypothesis will say that there are pockets of inefficiencies, and the most common is small-cap and international stocks.

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  • متحمسArabic
  • glühend, feurigGerman
  • φλογερόςGreek
  • ardiente, fervienteSpanish
  • leimuava, kiihkeäFinnish
  • passionné, fervent, ardent, faroucheFrench
  • उत्साहीHindi
  • 熱烈な, 熱烈, 熱心Japanese
  • ಉತ್ಕಟKannada
  • flagrans, calidus, ardensLatin
  • vurig, brandend, passioneelDutch
  • горячий, пылающий, пылкий, ярый, пламенный, страстныйRussian
  • ఉత్సాహవంతుడుTelugu
  • 热心Chinese

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