early 15c., "heat of passion or desire," from Old French ardure "heat, glow; passion" (12c.), from Latin ardorem (nominative ardor) "a flame, fire, burning, heat;" also of feelings, etc., "eagerness, zeal," from ardere "to burn" (see ardent). In Middle English, used of base passions; since Milton's time, of noble ones.
1. She displayed great ardor for art.
2. His political ardor led him into many arguments.
3. They evoke no ardor in the male breast.
4. He shows great ardor for fame [ victory ].
他对名誉 [ 胜利 ] 表示出热切的渴望.
5. It is possible that the ardor of foreign migration is more selective of hardy biological stock.