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English noun: ardour

1. ardour (feeling) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

SamplesThey were imbued with a revolutionary ardor.
He felt a kind of religious zeal.

Synonymsardor, elan, zeal

Broader (hypernym)avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness

2. ardour (feeling) intense feeling of love


Broader (hypernym)love

3. ardour (feeling) feelings of great warmth and intensity

SamplesHe spoke with great ardor.

Synonymsardor, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire

Broader (hypernym)passion, passionateness

Narrower (hyponym)zeal

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