Adjective "Ardent" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɑːd(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Very enthusiastic or passionate.
  1. 'Your ardent and enthusiastic manner finds favour and could propel you to success.'
  2. 'Willie is among Mayo's most ardent supporters and is a regular at all National Football League and championship games.'
  3. 'Bulgarians are tolerant of other religions but are ardent supporters of Orthodoxy.'
  4. 'It's a long, long listen that delivers very few rewards for anyone except the most ardent techno enthusiast.'
  5. 'The council has been an ardent supporter of the scheme, which it says is essential to resolve some of the resort's economic problems.'
  6. 'Clef, a resident of Kowdiyar in the city, hails from a family which has an ardent passion for music.'
  7. 'So the horse's ardent supporters will be able to chart their hero's progress towards another century.'
  8. 'He was a leading and ardent enthusiast for the very inward investment that he now equally enthusiastically disclaims.'
  9. 'Peggy was an ardent supporter of the local St. Kevin's club and liked to see her county doing well.'
  10. 'Veronica is an ardent supporter of community action in the parishes of Kilfian and Moygownagh.'
Burning; glowing.
  1. 'The fire had died to a steady ardent glow.'
  2. 'The ardent flames raged ceaselessly for days, crumbling Troy into dust and so after years of bitterness, strife and wars the Greek had finally defeated the Trojans.'

Definitions

1. having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent: an ardent vow; ardent love.

2. intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; zealous: an ardent theatergoer. an ardent student of French history.

3. vehement; fierce: They were frightened by his ardent, burning eyes.

4. burning, fiery, or hot: the ardent core of a star.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be ardent about defendings."

"supporters can be ardent."

"advocates can be ardent."

"fans can be ardent."

"opponents can be ardent."

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Origin

Middle English: from Old French ardant from Latin ardens, ardent-, from ardere ‘to burn’.