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ARDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ardent mean? 

ARDENT (adjective)
  The adjective ARDENT has 3 senses:

1. characterized by intense emotion
2. characterized by strong enthusiasm
3. glowing or shining like fire

  Familiarity information: ARDENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARDENT (adjective)


Sense 1ardent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by intense emotion

Synonyms:

perfervid; impassioned; fiery; fervid; fervent; ardent; torrid; burning

Context examples:

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

Similar:

passionate (having or expressing strong emotions)


Sense 2ardent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by strong enthusiasm

Synonyms:

ardent; warm

Context examples:

ardent revolutionaries / warm support

Similar:

enthusiastic (having or showing great excitement and interest)


Sense 3ardent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Glowing or shining like fire

Context examples:

from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes / frightened by his ardent burning eyes

Similar:

bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)


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