ardor ardor  /ˈɑr dər/


  1. (n) intense feeling of love
  2. (n) feelings of great warmth and intensity
  3. (n) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)


  1. That ardor has led some devotees to bring GTD home.
  2. And then, fresh from his senatorial triumph, Jack Kennedy returned to Washington, renewed his courtship with increased ardor.
  3. Indeed, the transformation and the service's ardor made it seem almost as if the Holy Spirit had decided to whip up a church out of thin air.


  1. Al Martinez on Everything Else: California's golden bares

    Al Martinez: In his first occasional column for LA Observed, Al Martinez writes about the sweat and ardor behind the blackboards and books at old UC.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: LA Observed

  2. "Honest politician" is an oxymoron

    "A Distant Episode," Alan Prendergast, June 20 Law and Ardor Oxymoron: honest politician. Oxymoron: honest lawyer. Harrumph! Jeff Shrader wants more, give him less. Let him come clean first. Gene Edwards Colorado Springs...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Denver Westword


  1. "Pour out upon our brothers and sisters throughout Latin America a true missionary ardor, to spread faith and hope," Benedict said.
    on May 13, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Portsmouth Herald News

  2. "Perhaps I and some of the others that voted in favor of this ordinance exhibited too much ardor for the ban, and we perhaps should have been more sensitive to weighing the rights of legitimate citizens to have weapons," Burke said.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Edward Burke Source: Chicago Breaking News - Tribune (blog)

  3. French President Jacques Chirac praised Pope John Paul II's "unshakable faith, exemplary authority and admirable ardor" and said he "touched spirits and hearts" with his courage and determination.
    on Apr 2, 2005 By: Jacques Chirac Source: CNN International

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