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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 ?
Le Grand, with all his zeal for the Roman church, appears to have seen them.
An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty.
If kingdom move thee not, let move thee zeal And duty--zeal and duty are not slow, But on Occasion's forelock watchful wait: They themselves rather are occasion best-- Zeal of thy Father's house, duty to free Thy country from her heathen servitude.
Thenceforward he pursued that plan, and by zeal and diligence rose to be Chief, and sobriety is unknown in the region subject to his sway.
Indeed we would," cried Cecily, forgetting her timidity in her zeal.
And the Banker, inspired with a courage so new It was matter for general remark, Rushed madly ahead and was lost to their view In his zeal to discover the Snark
My zeal prompts me to disclose this to your Majesty.