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zeal·ot

 (zĕl′ət)
n.
1.
a. One who is zealous, especially excessively so.
b. A fanatically committed person.
2. Zealot A member of a Jewish movement of the first century ad that fought against Roman rule in Palestine as incompatible with strict monotheism.

[Middle English zelote, from Latin zēlōtēs, from Greek, from zēlos, zeal.]

Zealot

(ˈzɛlət)
n
(Historical Terms) any of the members of an extreme Jewish sect or political party that resisted all aspects of Roman rule in Palestine in the 1st century ad

Zealot

(ˈzɛlət)
n
(Historical Terms) any of the members of an extreme Jewish sect or political party that resisted all aspects of Roman rule in Palestine in the 1st century ad

zeal•ot

(ˈzɛl ət)

n.
1. a person who shows zeal.
2. an excessively zealous person; fanatic.
3. (cap.) a member of a radical, warlike group of Jews in Judea during the 1st century a.d., advocating the overthrow of Roman rule.
[1530–40; < Late Latin zēlōtēs < Greek zēlṓtēs, from zēlō-, variant s. of zēloûn to be zealous (see zeal)]
syn: See fanatic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zealot - a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the RomansZealot - a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
Jew, Hebrew, Israelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
2.zealot - a fervent and even militant proponent of something
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
bigot - a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
doctrinaire, dogmatist - a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions

zealot

noun fanatic, enthusiast, extremist, militant, maniac, fiend (informal), bigot He was forceful but by no means a zealot.

zealot

noun
1. One zealously devoted to a religion:
2. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fan, fiend.
Slang: freak, nut.
3. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures:
Translations
hihhulikiihkoilijauskonkiihkoilija
zelóta
fanaticozelota

zealot

[ˈzelət] Nfanático/a m/f

zealot

[ˈzɛlət] nfanatique mf

zealot

nFanatiker(in) m(f); (religious also) → (Glaubens)eiferer(in) m(f); Zealot (Hist) → Zelot m

zealot

[ˈzɛlət] nzelota m/f
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But a wise prince would rather choose to employ those who practise the last of these methods; because such zealots prove always the most obsequious and subservient to the will and passions of their master.
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Zealots strictly observed the Torah and took "a devoted stance against idolatry" Anthony Le Donne, author of The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals.
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