Ardent meaning

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Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent.
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Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate.

An ardent lover.

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Warm or intense in feeling; passionate.

Ardent love.

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Glowing; radiant.
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Burning; aflame.
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(Ardent Software, Inc., Westboro, MA) A database vendor formed in 1998 as the merger of VMARK Software, Unidata and O2 Technology. Its products included the UniVerse and UniData databases and DataStage data warehouse utility. In 2000, Ardent was acquired by Informix, which later sold its database business to IBM and renamed itself Ascential Software Corporation, concentrating on asset management. See UniVerse, UniData, DataStage and VMARK.
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The definition of ardent is a deep level of enthusiasm or passion.

An example of someone who is ardent is a person who volunteers for a political campaign to support his candidate.

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Intensely enthusiastic or devoted; zealous.

An ardent disciple.

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Origin of ardent

  • Middle English ardaunt from Old French ardant from Latin ārdēns ārdent- present participle of ārdēre to burn as- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested circa 14th century, Middle English ardaunt, from Anglo-Norman ardent, from Old French ardant, from Latin ardentem, nominative of ardēns, present participle of ardeō (“I burn”).

    From Wiktionary