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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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