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Definition of Ardent

Ardent

  1. Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever.
  2. Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes.
  3. Warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings, zeal, hope, temper.

Ardent Quotations

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Michel de Montaigne

My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force.
Lech Walesa

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Diogenes

From the day I started to think politically and to develop my own moral values, from my earliest youth, I have been an ardent defender of Israel.
Steven Spielberg

Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates.
Alexander Hamilton
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Ardent Translations

ardent in Dutch is gloeiend, verzendend, vurig, verterend
ardent in French is fervent, ardant, enthousiaste
ardent in Italian is appassionato, ardente, entusiasmato
ardent in Latin is igneus, animosus
ardent in Norwegian is brennende, ildfull
ardent in Spanish is entusiasmado, compasivo
ardent in Swedish is brinnande, het
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