Definition of ardour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English ardor) noun
BrE BrE//ˈɑːdə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrdər//
[uncountable] (formal) Romance, Love
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very strong feelings of enthusiasm or love synonym passion His revolutionary ardour was an example to his followers. romantic ardour See related entries: Romance, Love Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin ardor, from ardere ‘to burn’.