Part of speech: noun

Warmth; intensity; eagerness; vehemence; zeal. ardour.

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Usage examples "ardor":

  1. There are many in this company in the morning of life, enjoying the prospect of many days, and forming many plans for the future, with all the ardor of their youthful minds. - "Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel", John Yeardley.
  2. He has entered upon politics with uncommon- perhaps with an excessive- ardor. - "Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.", Samuel Warren.
  3. Naturally he returned to his native city burning with ardor to begin a similar work there, and probably brought with him master- builders and skilful artists of long training in Gothic church- building. - "Cathedrals of Spain", John A. (John Allyne) Gade.