Definition of "ardent" [ar•dent]

  • 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)

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Use "ardent" in a sentence
  • "Cheney, who is known as an ardent hunter and fisherman stated, I'm tired of every liberal, socialist, pantywaist Democrat questioning the size of the trout I landed."
  • "After more than a decade of this flared-nostril life, taken up well past the point at which Victoria had abandoned herself to inconsolable widowhood, Jane wrote, "Sixty-two years of age, and an impetuous romantic girl of seventeen cannot exceed me in ardent passionate feelings.""
  • "Following this, the Shogun speaks to us of those whom he calls the ardent seekers after illusion."