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Excessive zeal; fanaticism.
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extreme or excessive zeal or devotion
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(ˈzɛl ə tri)

excessive zeal; fanaticism.
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zealotism, zealotry

a tendency to undue or excessive zeal; fanaticism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zealotry - excessive intolerance of opposing views
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
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[ˈzelətrɪ] Nfanatismo m
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nFanatismus m, → blinder Eifer
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References in classic literature ?
Custom, duty and religious zeal might have commanded the union; but there could have been no love on La's part.
They seldom, it would appear, partook of the religious zeal that brought other emigrants across the Atlantic.
Her voice was soft and musical--Tarzan could scarce realize that its possessor in a moment more would be transformed by the fanatical ecstasy of religious zeal into a wild-eyed and bloodthirsty executioner, who, with dripping knife, would be the first to drink her victim's red, warm blood from the little golden cup that stood upon the altar.
BAHAWALPUR: Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated today with religious zeal and zest.
ISLAMABAD -- The nation will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha tomorrow (Monday) with great religious zeal and fervor and would celebrate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
Summary: New Delhi (India), Aug 12 (ANI): As the nation is celebrating Eid Al-Adha or Bakrid, with great religious zeal and fervour, the B-town extended their warm greetings to wish their fans on the auspicious occasion on Monday.
HYDERABAD -- Eidul Fitr observed across the country on Wednesday with religious zeal and fervour despite sweltering heat above 40 degree.
Paris -- Pakistani community of France celebrated EidulFitr with religious zeal and fervor.
Similarly, people of D.I.Khan also observed 27th Ramazan with religious zeal and zest.
LAHORE -- Shab-e-Barat was observed across the country, including Lahore, on Saturday with religious zeal and fervour amid elaborate security arrangements.
In most of other countries, system of strictness and corporal punishment is totally banned while in our governmental schools this system is being followed with religious zeal and all the classes are conducted informally.
The nation on Wednesday is celebrating Eid Miladun Nabi with great religious zeal and fervour, Radio Pakistan reported.