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



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 OriginMiddle English: from Old French ardant from Latin ardens, ardent-, from ardere ‘to burn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ardent