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Origin and Meaning of Ardent

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ar"dent
  1. Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever.
  2. Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes.
  3. Warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings, zeal, hope, temper."An ardent and impetuous race." [Macaulay.]
    synonyms: Burning; hot; fiery; glowing; intense; fierce; vehement; eager; zealous; keen; fervid; fervent; passionate; affectionate.

Etymology: OE. ardaunt, F. ardant, p. pr. of arder to burn, fr. L. ardere

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  1. Glowing or shining like fire ("from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes" and "frightened by his ardent burning eyes")
  2. Characterized by strong enthusiasm ("ardent revolutionaries")
  3. Characterized by intense emotion ("ardent love" and "an ardent lover")

Fun Facts about the name Ardent

  • When was the first name Ardent first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ardent is Sunday, June 28th, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Ardent? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ardent. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ardent: Your name in reverse order is Tnedra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dernta. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ardent born May 28, 2006

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 925. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).