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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 ?
As for the observation that Machiavel hath, that the jealousy of sects, doth much extinguish the memory of things; traducing Gregory the Great, that he did what in him lay, to extinguish all heathen antiquities; I do not find that those zeals do any great effects, nor last long; as it appeared in the succession of Sabinian, who did revive the former antiquities.