ardent ardent  /ˈɑr dənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by intense emotion
  2. (adj) characterized by strong enthusiasm
  3. (adj) glowing or shining like fire

Usage(s):

  1. Though John was a ardent believer in mankind's inherent goodness, he couldn't elicit goodwill from his neighbors, many of whom found his mystical approach toward religion baffling.
  2. When the singer sang three of his best songs, a crowd of over ten thousand rewarded him with an earnest and ardent applause.
  3. Peter is an ardent fan of Manchester United.

News

  1. Mumbai's Endangered Mannequins

    Even the most ardent supporters of Mumbai (and I count myself as one) will admit that the creaking infrastructure of India’s financial capital is fast making the city a tough place to live in. Atrocious traffic jams, potholed roads and water cuts are par for the course. As I tell my friends in other cities, my Bombay ( I stubbornly refer to it by its old name) has become Slumbay.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. In memoriam: Donna Hoffman

    The arts world in Cincinnati lost an ardent supporter recently, when Donna Hoffman lost her battle with cancer. Mrs. Hoffman, 73, will be remembered for her strong, always upbeat personality. She was always smiling, and she loved the opera, where she and her husband, Don, had their first date. (It was “La Boheme.”) Here is a ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  3. Mike Tyson pays seniors in Jersey City a surprise visit

    After dancing at the Tonys, Mike Tyson visited a group of senior citizens. In a further sign the former heavyweight champ and ardent pigeon fancier...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "I do not have confidence that if she were confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court she would suddenly constrain the ardent political advocacy that has marked much of her adult life. The American people expect a justice who will...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: The Hill

  2. "I was in the room there and I can absolutely put my hand on my heart and say I didn't know," Warwick says. "I didn't even know that this person was a risk or termed as a stalker. I knew she was a fan, an ardent fan. But that's the only thing...
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Ken Warwick Source: People Magazine

  3. "As an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time," Pelosi told NBC's Tom Brokaw, who had asked her when life begins. "And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: FOXNews

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