zealous


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zeal·ous

 (zĕl′əs)
adj.
Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.

zeal′ous·ly adv.
zeal′ous·ness n.

zealous

(ˈzɛləs)
adj
filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent
ˈzealously adv
ˈzealousness n

zeal•ous

(ˈzɛl əs)

adj.
full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin zēlōsus. See zeal, -ous]
zeal′ous•ly, adv.
zeal′ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.zealous - marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

zealous

zealous

adjective
Showing or having enthusiasm:
Informal: crazy.
Slang: gung ho, nuts.
Translations
حَمِس، مُتَحَمِّس
ревностенусърден
horlivý
entusiastisk
innokas
ákafur
pavydus
horlivý
çoşkulu

zealous

[ˈzeləs] ADJentusiasta (for de)

zealous

[ˈzɛləs] adj [policeman, guard, missionary] → zélé(e); [campaigner, reformer, anti-smoker] → fervent(e)

zealous

adj student, workereifrig, emsig; official, officereifrig; zealous for somethingeifrig um etw bemüht; to be zealous to begin/helperpicht darauf sein, anzufangen/zu helfen; zealous for the causefür die Sache begeistert; zealous for a changeauf einen Wechsel erpicht

zealous

[ˈzɛləs] adj (supporter, believer, worker) → zelante

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 ?
The less zealous English thought they conferred a sufficient honor on its unsullied fountains, when they bestowed the name of their reigning prince, the second of the house of Hanover.
Sam was there new oiled from dinner, with an abundance of zealous and ready officiousness.
Marianne's eagerness to be gone declared her dependence on finding him there; and Elinor was resolved not only upon gaining every new light as to his character which her own observation or the intelligence of others could give her, but likewise upon watching his behaviour to her sister with such zealous attention, as to ascertain what he was and what he meant, before many meetings had taken place.
Zealous in his ministerial labours, blameless in his life and habits, he yet did not appear to enjoy that mental serenity, that inward content, which should bet he reward of every sincere Christian and practical philanthropist.
I, as zealous as herself, hurried eagerly home to admire, on my part; though I was very sad for Hindley's sake.
I put it to you as a zealous officer, what possible objection can there be to granting my request?
Believe me, Miss Pross, I don't approach the topic with you, out of curiosity, but out of zealous interest.
Nothing had come of her zealous intervention; nor could I infer, from what he told me, that any clue had been obtained, for a moment, to Emily's fate.
Through his way of saying this, and much more to similar purpose, he placed himself on confidential terms with me in an admirable manner; and I may state at once that he was always so zealous and honourable in fulfilling his compact with me, that he made me zealous and honourable in fulfilling mine with him.
Tookey, when the zealous deputy, feeling that this was a view of the case peculiarly suited to a parish-clerk, carried it still farther, and doubted whether it was right to inquire into a robbery at all when the circumstances were so mysterious.
GABRIEL, to thee thy cours by Lot hath giv'n Charge and strict watch that to this happie place No evil thing approach or enter in; This day at highth of Noon came to my Spheare A Spirit, zealous, as he seem'd, to know More of th' Almighties works, and chiefly Man Gods latest Image: I describ'd his way Bent all on speed, and markt his Aerie Gate; But in the Mount that lies from EDEN North, Where he first lighted, soon discernd his looks Alien from Heav'n, with passions foul obscur'd: Mine eye pursu'd him still, but under shade Lost sight of him; one of the banisht crew I fear, hath ventur'd from the deep, to raise New troubles; him thy care must be to find.
Dearly, however, did my father purchase the praise of a zealous friend; and yet did his proof of loyalty to Henry fall far short of what I am about to afford; for rather would I assail a whole calendar of saints, than put spear in rest against C