I wish that the ardor for information on our jobs initiative would be as strong as it is on this other subject.
Though they look like little potsers and nudniks—wise men of Chelm—they are made vibrant by the ardor of their claims.
Peter Beinart on why liberals' ardor has cooled—but Obama is headed for a predictable victory anyway.
early 15c., "heat of passion or desire," from Old French ardure "heat, glow; passion" (12c.), from Latin ardorem (nominative ardor) "a flame, fire, burning, heat;" also of feelings, etc., "eagerness, zeal," from ardere "to burn" (see ardent). In Middle English, used of base passions; since Milton's time, of noble ones.