zeal


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zeal

 (zēl)
n.
Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal. See Synonyms at passion.

[Middle English zele, from Old French zel, from Late Latin zēlus, from Greek zēlos.]

zeal

(ziːl)
n
fervent or enthusiastic devotion, often extreme or fanatical in nature, as to a religious movement, political cause, ideal, or aspiration
[C14: from Late Latin zēlus, from Greek zēlos]

zeal

(zil)

n.
fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; ardor.
[1350–1400; Middle English zele < Late Latin zēlus < Greek zêlos]

Zeal

 of zebras: zebras collectively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zeal - a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness - a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
2.zeal - excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, ardor, ardour, fire - feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
3.zeal - prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
willingness - cheerful compliance; "he expressed his willingness to help"

zeal

zeal

noun
Passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject, for example:
Translations
حماسحَماسَه، حَمِيَّه
horlivost
entusiasme
intointohimokiihko
ákafi, brennandi áhugi
aizrautībadedzība
ivernit

zeal

[ziːl] Ncelo m, entusiasmo m (for por)

zeal

[ˈziːl] n (= keenness) → zèle m
zeal for sth → zèle m pour qch
reforming zeal → zèle m réformateur
religious zeal → zèle m religieux
revolutionary zeal → zèle m révolutionnaire

zeal

n no plEifer m; to work with great zealmit Feuereifer arbeiten; he is full of zeal for the causeer ist mit Feuereifer bei der Sache

zeal

[ziːl] n (fervour) → zelo; (enthusiasm) → entusiasmo
zeal for → ansia di

zeal

(ziːl) noun
enthusiasm or keenness.
zealous (ˈzeləs) adjective
enthusiastic; keen. He is a zealous supporter of our cause.
ˈzealously adverb
References in classic literature ?
cried Laurie, resolving, with a glow of philanthropic zeal, to found and endow an institution for the express benefit of young women with artistic tendencies.
With a rush of new deter- mination he worked on his sermons all through the week and forgot, in his zeal to reach the ears and the soul of this new listener, both his embarrassment in the pulpit and the necessity of prayer in the study on Sunday mornings.
I had never seen her so energetic; she was panting with zeal, and the perspiration stood in drops on her short, yielding upper lip.
A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
They were allowed, on my representation, to rest from their arduous labours, and soon afterwards -- as if their sole principle of life had been zeal for their country's service -- as I verily believe it was -- withdrew to a better world.
So that, through their zeal for him, they had all conspired, so far as in them lay, to muffle up the knowledge of this thing from others; and hence it was, that not till a considerable interval had elapsed, did it transpire upon the Pequod's decks.
It was quite touching, the zeal of people to see that his health and happiness were provided for.
Sam and Andy ran and shouted,--dogs barked here and there,--and Mike, Mose, Mandy, Fanny, and all the smaller specimens on the place, both male and female, raced, clapped hands, whooped, and shouted, with outrageous officiousness and untiring zeal.
Marry, NO man SAW the killing, but this Unknown saw this hardy wretch near to the spot where the stag lay, and came with right loyal zeal and betrayed him to the forester.
Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed (in candle-smoke).
Weston; and at last would begin admiring her drawings with so much zeal and so little knowledge as seemed terribly like a wouldbe lover, and made it some effort with her to preserve her good manners.