Ardent Definition

Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate.
An ardent lover.
American Heritage
Warm or intense in feeling; passionate.
Ardent love.
Webster's New World
Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent.
American Heritage
Intensely enthusiastic or devoted; zealous.
An ardent disciple.
Webster's New World
Burning; fiery.
American Heritage

Origin of Ardent

  • 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

  • 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

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