Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 14th century
Having intense feelings of enthusiasm or support
Fiery or burning
Examples of Ardent in a sentence
"She was such an ardent fan of the football team that she bought season tickets for her whole family."
"The warmth of an ardent fireplace is welcome on a cold night."
Popularity Over Time
Ardent calls back to the Latin verb “ardēre,” or to burn. The adjective ardent describes a feeling burning with passion or zeal.
Did you Know?
The adjective "ardent" is usually used to describe an intense fan, but it can also be used to describe negative feelings. This is in a figurative sense, but the word can also be used quite literally, to describe a burning object such as the sun.