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ardent (passionate)

Definition:

characterized by intense emotion

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Derivative:

ardently

Comparative:

more ardent

Superlative:

most ardent

Similar to:

passionate

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • ardent love
  • an ardent lover

Etymology:

of alcoholic distillates, brandy (ardent spirits), and so on..., from Old French...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of ardent...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

perfervid [literary] | perfervidly [adverb, derived]

extremely ardent, enthusiastic, or zealous (5 of 248 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/perfervid

Merriam-Webster:

perfervid | ardent [synonym] | blazing [synonym] | burning [synonym] | charged [synonym] | demonstrative [synonym] | emotional [synonym] | fervid [synonym] | feverish [synonym] | ...

marked by overwrought or exaggerated emotion; excessively fervent (8 of 114 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/perfervid

Oxford Dictionary:

perfervid | perfervidly [derived]

Syllabification: (per·fer·vid) | [literary] | intense and impassioned (6 of 43 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/perfervid

perfervid [literary] | perfervidly [derived]

intense and impassioned (3 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/perfervid

Wiktionary:

perfervid | fervid [synonym] | zealous [synonym]

Extremely, excessively, or feverishly passionate; zealous. (6 of 41 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/perfervid

American Heritage Dictionary:

perfervid | perfervidly [adverb, related] | perfervidness [noun, related]

Extremely or extravagantly eager; impassioned or zealous. (7 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perfervid

New World Dictionary:

perfervid

extremely fervid; ardent (3 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perfervid

Random House Dictionary:

perfervid

very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned. (5 of 12 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/perfervid

Wikipedia:

Passion (emotion)

a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something. The term is also often applied to a lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause,... (44 of 2831 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Passion (emotion)

Cambridge Dictionary:

impassioned

describes speech or writing that is full of strongly felt and strongly expressed emotion (14 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/impassioned

Macmillan British Dictionary:

impassioned

expressing a lot of emotion (5 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/impassioned

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fire [combustion]

rapid burning of combustible material with the evolution of heat and usually accompanied by flame. It's one of the human race's essential tools, ... (23 of 1038 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/207750​/fire

fire [gem]

in gems, rapidly changing flashes of colour seen in some gems, such as diamonds. Some minerals show dispersion; that is, they break incident white ... (24 of 106 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/207780​/fire

Columbia Encyclopedia:

fire

the phenomenon of combustion as seen in light, flame, and heat; it's one of the basic tools of human culture. In ancient Greece and later, fire was ... (27 of 234 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0818724​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

perfervid [literary]

extremely passionate or enthusiastic (4 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724988​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

ardent

First use: early 14th century

Origin: of alcoholic distillates, brandy (ardent spirits), and so on..., from Old French ardant (13th century) "burning, hot; zealous", from ... (22 of 114 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=ardent

Wiktionary:

ardent

Origin: First attested circa 14th century, Middle English ardaunt, from Anglo-Norman ardent, from Old French ardant, from Latin ardentem, nominative of ardens, present participle of ardeō ("I burn").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ardent

American Heritage Dictionary:

ardent

Origin: Middle English ardaunt, from Old French ardant, from Latin ārdēns, ārdent-, present participle of ārdēre, to burn; see as- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ardent

Merriam-Webster:

ardent

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ardent-, ardens, present participle of ardēre to burn, from ardor

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ardent

New World Dictionary:

ardent

Origin: Middle English from Old French ardant from Latin ardens, present participle of ardere, to burn; akin to aridus, "arid"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ardent

Oxford Dictionary:

ardent

Origin: Middle English: from Old French ardant from Latin ardens, ardent-, from ardere "to burn"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ardent

Collins Dictionary:

ardent

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin ārdēre to burn

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ardent

Encarta Dictionary:

ardent

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French ardant from Latin ardent-, present participle of ardere "to burn"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586690​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

ardent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ardent"

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Collins Dictionary:

ardent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ardent"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ardent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ardent

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ardent"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ardent

Macmillan American Dictionary:

ardent

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ardent"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ardent

Cambridge Dictionary:

ardent

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "ardent"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "ardent"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ardent

the Free Dictionary:

ardent

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ardent"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ardent"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "ardent" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ardent

Google Dictionary:

ardent

Audio: English pronunciation of "ardent"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ardent

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ardent"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ardent​01 word=ardent

YourDictionary Audio:

ardent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ardent" by speech synthesizer

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