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Noun: ardor  aar-dur
Usage: US (elsewhere: ardour)
  1. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor";
    - ardour [Brit, Cdn], elan, zeal, √©lan
     
  2. Intense feeling of love
    - ardour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Feelings of great warmth and intensity
    "he spoke with great ardor";
    - ardour [Brit, Cdn], fervor [US], fervour [Brit, Cdn], fervency, fire, fervidness

Derived forms: ardors

Type of: aroha [NZ], avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness, love, passion, passionateness

Encyclopedia: Ardor