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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ar·dent /ˈɑrdṇt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·dent a.
 1. Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever.
 2. Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes.
 3. Warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings, zeal, hope, temper.
    An ardent and impetuous race.   --Macaulay.
 Syn: -- Burning; hot; fiery; glowing; intense; fierce; vehement; eager; zealous; keen; fervid; fervent; passionate; affectionate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent
             lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to
             change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory";
             "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair" [syn:
             burning(a), fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned,
              perfervid, torrid]
      2: characterized by strong enthusiasm; "ardent
         revolutionaries"; "warm support" [syn: warm]
      3: glowing or shining like fire; "from rank to rank she darts
         her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his
         ardent burning eyes"