Definition of ardent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ardent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈɑːdnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrdnt//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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very enthusiastic and showing strong feelings about something/somebody synonym passionate an ardent supporter of European unity Word Origin Middle English: from Old French ardant from Latin ardens, ardent-, from ardere ‘to burn’.
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