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 younger, on the contrary, not wishing to become the wife of an old man, was equally zealous in removing every gray hair she could find.
Moscow, our ancient capital, the New Jerusalem, receives her Christ"- he placed a sudden emphasis on the word her- "as a mother receives her zealous sons into her arms, and through the gathering mists, foreseeing the brilliant glory of thy rule, sings in exultation, 'Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh
A good man,' rejoined the secretary, 'a staunch, sincere, and truly zealous man.
Peters afterwards went back to England, and was chaplain to Oliver Cromwell; but Grandfather did not tell the children what became of this upright and zealous man at last.
Sixty years ago--it is a long time, so no wonder things have changed--all clergymen were not zealous; indeed, there is reason to believe that the number of zealous clergymen was small, and it is probable that if one among the small minority had owned the livings of Broxton and Hayslope in the year 1799, you would have liked him no better than you like Mr.
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.
Milvain, her aunt Celia, a zealous inquirer into such matters, whose letter was also under consideration.
He was quiet by nature, regular from principle, zealous from habit, evincing little disturbance at the different surprises of life, very quick with his hands, and apt at any service required of him; and, despite his name, never giving advice--even when asked for it.
Nothing, had done instead-- not the opera, or the converse of zealous politicians, or the flattering reception (in dim corners) of his new hand in leading articles.
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 put it to you as a zealous officer, what possible objection can there be to granting my request?
Even among the zealous patrons of a council of state the most irreconcilable variance is discovered concerning the mode in which it ought to be constituted.