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Excessive zeal; fanaticism.


extreme or excessive zeal or devotion


(ˈzɛl ə tri)

excessive zeal; fanaticism.

zealotism, zealotry

a tendency to undue or excessive zeal; fanaticism.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zealotry - excessive intolerance of opposing views
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs


[ˈzelətrɪ] Nfanatismo m


nFanatismus m, → blinder Eifer
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YOUR correspondent Janet Brown's well written letter concerning the argument between Alan Carter and myself over the role religion plays in the world (Views of the North, August 29) made a refreshing change to the usual zealotry of those who claim to worship their particular god.
Their manager opens a pro-life cafe, complete with plastic fetus-topped swizzle-sticks (waved at the camera at every opportunity), not as a true reflection of pro-life zealotry but purely as a savvy business venture.
Both have cultures that admire good government, revere brave public service, trust leading families to run things, and generally eschew ideological zealotry and radicalism.
I look forward with relish to exposing the man's real agenda and challenging the unpleasant zealotry which drives him on.
If you get past the offensiveness of thinking anything good will come of mass slaughter or the dubious belief that taking a page from the decidedly unironic book of Islamic zealotry is the best course for our nation, the death of irony has some appeal.
It conjures up the old negative canard that has been at heart of much of Christian teaching about Jews and Judaism: The Jews of Jesus' time were wedded to static vindictive religious "Law" filled with zealotry and restrictions.
Cynthia Ozick described him as a "crazed Israeli, fed by zealotry," and compared him to Colin Ferguson, the LIRR gunman.
Sunni insurgent groups, who turned their rifles against the al-Qaida network after its leaders became dismayed by al-Qaida's brutality and religious zealotry in the country.
Muslim youth against the scourges of extremism, zealotry and
Not only could he cope but he was filled with the annoying zealotry of the newcomer.