• (RP) IPA: /ˈɑːdə/, /ˈɑː(ɹ)də(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɑːɹdəɹ/

ardor (American spelling)

  1. Great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion.
    • 1818, [Mary Shelley], chapter VI, in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In Three Volumes, volume III, London: Printed [by Macdonald and Son] for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, OCLC 830979744 ↗, [;view=1up;seq=128 page 120]:
      I rushed towards her, and embraced her with ardour; but the deathly languor and coldness of the limbs told me, that what I now held in my arms had ceased to be the Elizabeth whom I had loved and cherished.
  2. Spirit; enthusiasm; passion.
  3. Intense heat.
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