ardent

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First attested circa 14th century, from Middle English ardaunt, borrowed from Anglo-Norman ardent, from Old French ardant, from Latin ardentem, accusative of ardēns, present participle of ardeō (I burn).

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ardent (comparative more ardent, superlative most ardent)

  1. Full of ardor; fervent, passionate.
    • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 43
      This ardent exploration, absorbing all his energy and interest, made him forget for the moment the mystery of his heritage and the anomaly that cut him off from all his fellows.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, in Frankenstein[1]:
      I see by your eagerness and the wonder and hope which your eyes express, my friend, that you expect to be informed of the secret with which I am acquainted; that cannot be; listen patiently until the end of my story, and you will easily perceive why I am reserved upon that subject. I will not lead you on, unguarded and ardent as I then was, to your destruction and infallible misery.
  2. Burning; glowing; shining.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ardēns.

Adjective[edit]

ardent (masculine and feminine plural ardents)

  1. burning, ablaze
  2. ardent, passionate

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ardent, borrowed from Latin ardēns, ardēntem.

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ardent (feminine singular ardente, masculine plural ardents, feminine plural ardentes)

  1. fiery, burning; ablaze; aflame
  2. fervent; passionate

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ārdent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of ārdeō

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ardens, ardentem.

Adjective[edit]

ardent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular ardent or ardente)

  1. burning; aflame; on fire

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ardent, Latin ardens, ardentem.

Adjective[edit]

ardent m, n (feminine singular ardentă, masculine plural ardenți, feminine and neuter plural ardente)

  1. (rare, literary) ardent, fiery, passionate
  2. (of ships) that which, through the action of the wind, turns its prow toward the direction from where wind is blowing

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