Complete Definition of "ardent"

English
Etymology
First attested circa w:14th century|14th century, ME. ardaunt, from OF. ardant, from L. ardentem, nominative of ardens, present participle of ardere, "to burn."

Adjective
en-adj

  1. full of ardor; fervent, passionate
  2. burning; glowing; shining

Quotations
1956 â w:Arthur C. Clarke|Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 43
:This ardent exploration, absorbing all his energy and interest, made him forget for the moment the mystery of his heritage and the anomaly that cut him off from all his fellows.

Translations
Finnish: kiihkeä (1), leimuava (2)

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