Meaning of ardent

ar•dent

Pronunciation: (är'dnt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent: an ardent vow; ardent love.
  2. intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; zealous: an ardent theatergoer. an ardent student of French history.
  3. vehement; fierce: They were frightened by his ardent, burning eyes.
  4. burning, fiery, or hot: the ardent core of a star.
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