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  • Ardency — Ar den*cy, n. 1. Heat. [R.] Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. Warmth of passion or affection; ardor; vehemence; eagerness; as, the ardency of love or zeal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ardency — index ardor, passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ardency — (n.) 1540s, warmth of feeling, desire, from ARDENT (Cf. ardent) + CY (Cf. cy). A figurative sense, the literal meaning intensity of heat wasn t attested in English until 1630s …   Etymology dictionary

  • ardency — ardent ► ADJECTIVE 1) very enthusiastic; passionate. 2) archaic or literary burning; glowing. DERIVATIVES ardency noun ardently adverb. ORIGIN Latin ardens, from ardere to burn …   English terms dictionary

  • ardency — ˈärdənsē, ˈȧd , si noun ( es) : the quality or state of being ardent : ardor, warmth the spirituality of Channing was enriched in Parker by the ardency of his loving nature V.L.Parrington …   Useful english dictionary

  • ardency — noun Date: 1549 the quality or state of being ardent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ardency — noun a) intense feelings; passion; b) intense devotion; eagerness; zeal …   Wiktionary

  • ardency — n. enthusiasm; fervency, passion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ardency — n. 1. Heat, warmth, glow. 2. Warmth, ardentness. See ardor, 2 …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ardency — ar·den·cy …   English syllables

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