Definition of ardor :
1. Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim.
2. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.
3. Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor.
earnestness, avidness, rapture, admiration, fanaticism, impatience, itch, elan, white heat, flaming, love, feelings, respect, desirousness, avidity, concupiscence, keenness, style, firing, flair, vehemence, excitation, flame, flak, reverence, lust, inflammation, lustfulness, intenseness, ardour, inspiration, blast, zealousness, transport, fervidness, panache, flack, passionateness, eros, awe, eroticism, warmth, heat, devotion, hunger, intensity, appetite, readiness, extravagance, romance, frenzy, concern, forwardness, dash, thirst, study atenthusiasm, horniness, deference, ecstasy, fervour, attack, violence
enthusiasm (part of speech: noun)
feeling (part of speech: noun)
- Once settled in his new career, Schumann gave himself up to work with the most indefatigable ardor. - "The Great German Composers", George T. Ferris.
- Sherlock Holmes could not have traced a fleeing fugitive from justice with more ardor than we the location of Trenton falls; and like children playing a game in which the boys guess where an object is hidden, we thought many times we were quite warm, only to awaken to the stern realization that we were very cold. - "See America First", Orville O. Hiestand.
- I have but one child under my care that I call a prodigy; and my influence has not yet been strong enough to check her ardor as it ought to be checked. - "Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy.", Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann.