November 28, 2018
ardent (adjective)
\AHR-dunt\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 : showing or having warmth of feeling : passionate2 : filled with or showing zeal : marked by passionate support for a person, cause, or ideal : having strong loyalty, affection, or dedication
How do you use it?
Only the band's most ardent fans were willing to wait in the freezing cold for their plane to arrive at the airport.
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Which one of these words do you think is a synonym of "ardent"?

"Ardent" and "fervent" are two of several words that mean "showing intense feeling." "Ardent" implies an extreme degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm (such as "an ardent supporter of human rights"). "Fervent," on the other hand, stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional warmth ("fervent good wishes"). "Impassioned," another synonym, can indicate a nonviolent attitude combined with a smooth speaking ability ("an impassioned plea for justice"), while "passionate" can imply a wasteful pouring out of emotion ("a passionate denunciation").
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