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

Derived forms: ardours

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

Encyclopedia: Ardour