Definitions for: Ardor


[n] feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
[n] intense feeling of love
[n] a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar"dor, n. [L. ardor, fr. ardere to burn: cf. OF. ardor,
ardur, F. ardeur.] [Spelt also ardour.]
1. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.

2. Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal;
as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor;
martial ardor.

3. pl. Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim. [Thus used by
Milton.]

Syn: Fervor; warmth; eagerness. See Fervor.

Synonyms: ardour, elan, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire

See Also: avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness, love, passion, passionateness, zeal

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