ardent

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. warm, passionate, zealous, fervent; glowing, fiery; eager. See feeling, heat, activity.Ant., cool, unfeeling.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Passionate]
Syn. passionate, fervent, impassioned, warm; see passionate 2 .
2. [Eager]
Syn. zealous, fervent, fervid; see enthusiastic 2 , 3 .
3. [Devoted]
Syn. constant, loyal, true; see faithful .
See Synonym Study at passionate .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[AR dent]
passionate, highly enthusiastic.
Bill is an ardent fan of the Celtics.
SYN.: passionate, enthusiastic, devoted, intense, zealous, fervent, feverish, torrid, vehement.
ANT.: apathetic, cool, dispassionate
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Fired with intense feeling: blazing, burning, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, hot-blooded, impassioned, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, scorching, torrid. See FEELINGS. 2. Showing or having enthusiasm: enthusiastic, fervent, keen1, mad, rabid, warm, zealous. Informal: crazy. Slang: gung ho, nuts. See CONCERN. 3. Intensely desirous or interested: agog, athirst, avid, bursting, eager, impatient, keen1, solicitous, thirsting, thirsty. Informal: raring. Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing. See CONCERN. 4. Marked by much heat: baking, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning, fiery, heated, hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid. See HOT.

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  • ardent — ardent, ente [ ardɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • fin Xe; lat. ardens 1 ♦ Qui est en feu, en combustion; qui brûle. Charbons, tisons ardents. ⇒ embrasé, enflammé, incandescent; 1. braise, brasier, fournaise. Bûcher ardent. « L ardent foyer jetait des clartés… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ardent — ardent, ente (ar dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui est en feu, flamboyant ; qui brûle. Charbon ardent. Cendre ardente. Yeux ardents. Fièvre ardente. Soif ardente. Soleil ardent. Le soleil est ardent. •   Le feu toujours ardent qui brûle pour nos dieux,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ardent — ARDENT, ENTE. adj. Qui est en feu, qui est allumé, enflammé. Fournaise ardente. Brasier ardent. Fer ardent. Lampe ardente. Torche ardente. Flambeaux ardens. f♛/b] On appelle Chapelle ardente, Le luminaire nombreux qui brûle autour du cercueil, ou …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • ardent — Ardent, [ard]ente. ad. v. Qui est en feu, qui est allumé, enflammé. Fournaise ardente. brasier ardent. fer ardent. lampe ardente. torche ardente. flambeaux ardents. Chappelle ardente. C est dans une pompe funebre le luminaire qui brusle au tour… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • ardent — ARDÉNT, Ă, ardenţi, te, adj. 1. (livr.) Înfocat, înflăcărat, aprins, pasionat. 2. (Despre nave) Care, sub acţiunea vântului, se întoarce cu prora în direcţia din care bate vântul. – Din fr. ardent. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • Ardent — Ar dent, a. [OE. ardaunt, F. ardant, p. pr. of arder to burn, fr. L. ardere.] 1. Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the appearance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ardent — may refer to:*Ardent Computer, a graphics minicomputer manufacturing company *Ardent Records, a Memphis record label founded in 1959 *Ardent Studios, a professional recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee, US *HMS Ardent , one of several ships of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ardent — war eine französische Automarke. Unternehmensgeschichte Das Unternehmen Caron et Cie aus Paris vermarktete zwischen 1900 und 1901 einige seiner Automobile unter dem Markennamen Ardent. Fahrzeuge Das einzige Modell Victoriette 5 CV war mit einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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