ETYM Old Eng. ardaunt, French ardant, p. pr. of arder to burn, from Latin ardere.
1. Characterized by intense emotion; SYN. burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid.
2. Characterized by strong enthusiasm; SYN. warm.
3. Glowing or shining like fire.
ETYM Old Eng. briht, AS. beorht, briht; akin to OS. berht, Old High Germ. beraht, Icel. bjartr, Goth. baírhts.
1. Abounding with sunlight; SYN. shining, shiny, sunshiny, sunny.
2. Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts.
3. Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; SYN. burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny.
4. Clear and sharp and ringing; SYN. brilliant.
5. Characterized by quickness and ease in learning; SYN. smart.
6. Full or promise; SYN. promising.
7. Having lots of light either natural or artificial.
8. Having striking color; SYN. brilliant, vivid.
9. Characterized by happiness or gladness.
ETYM Latin torridus, from torrere to parch, to burn, akin to Eng. Thist: cf. French torride. Related to Thirst.
1. Burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot; SYN. sultry.
2. Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic.
3. Dried up; very hot; tropical.