- Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate: an ardent lover. (adjective)
- Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent: "an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art” ( Walter Pater). (adjective)
- Burning; fiery. (adjective)
- Glowing; shining: ardent eyes. (adjective)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.