What does the word ardent mean?

Usage examples for ardent

  1. An ardent fever, which devoured me, was far too slow for the eagerness of my wishes. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironi√®re
  2. Hopeful, ardent, eager for the enjoyment of life, I had brought with me to my own country the social habits and the free range of thought of a foreign University; and, as a matter of course, I failed to feel any sympathy with the society- new to me- in which my lot had been cast. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  3. The King just for one month became an ardent youth. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason