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a strong feeling of passion or enthusiasm
  • How to Memorize
    • ardour - passion
  • Analysis

    The word ‘ardour’ expresses a warm or excited feeling that is very intense. Most commonly, it is used in relation to something short-lived, such as a performance or speech. Not to be confused with the similar-looking ‘arduous’, which means ‘something taxing or difficult'.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsfervourzeal, intensity,
    Antonymsapathy, indifference, disinterest,
  • Example(s)
    1. Alice delivered her speech with real ardour. It was clear she was speaking about something she was very passionate about.

    2. My ardour for the job has diminished in recent weeks. I’m finding it very tedious now.

    3. The opera singer sang the aria with an ardour that moved many in the audience to tears. It was a breathtaking rendition.