- adj. 热情的；热心的；激烈的；燃烧般的
- n. (Ardent)人名；(法)阿尔当
CET6+ TEM8 IELTS GRE TOEFL
1. 词根 ard- / ars- 的含义是“火”。
2. 同根词：ardor / ardour（热情），arson（纵火），ash（灰烬）。
来自词根ard, 火。词源同ash，字母r,s 音变。
- ardent (adj.)
- early 14c., of alcoholic distillates, brandy (ardent spirits), etc., from Old French ardant (13c.) "burning, hot; zealous," from Latin ardentem (nominative ardens) "glowing, fiery, hot, ablaze," also used figuratively of passions, present participle of ardere "to burn," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (cognates: Old English æsce "ashes;" see ash (n.1)).
Ardent spirits (late 15c.) so called because they are inflammable, but the term now, if used at all, probably is felt in the figurative sense. The figurative sense (of "burning with" passions, desire, etc.) is from late 14c.; literal sense of "burning, parching" (c. 1400) remains rare. Related: Ardently.
- 1. He's been one of the most ardent supporters of the administration's policy.
- 2. He was a poet and an ardent spiritualist.
- 3. Some ardent supporters were urging him to stand.
- 4. He was an ardent Zionist.
- 5. an ardent supporter of European unity
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