ardour ardour


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


  1. Suppressed sentimentality needed a field for ardour, fancy yearned for an artistic friendship.
  2. Tropical temperament is very appassionate and in both ways they do politics with ardour.



  1. "Pour out upon our brothers and sisters throughout Latin America a true missionary ardour, to spread faith and hope," Benedict said.
    on May 12, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: USA Today

  2. "It's hard to adapt (Sandman) without destroying its ardour," said Gaiman, "and I hope if ever it happens, then it's done with integrity and passion. I would rather have no Sandman movie than a bad Sandman movie."
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Neil Gaiman Source: Empire Online

  3. "Europeans loved NATO when the alliance protected them from the menacing Soviet threat," Lantos said. "But their ardour has cooled as NATO is called on to protect Afghanistan from devolving into a narco- terrorist state."
    on Feb 18, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: New Europe

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decadent decadent
/ˈdɛ kə dənt /