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Tuesday word: Zealous

November 17, 2020

Zealous (adjective)
zeal·ous [zel-uhs]


adjective
1. ardently active, devoted, or diligent; full of, characterized by, or due to zeal.

OTHER WORDS FROM ZEALOUS
zeal·ous·ly, adverb
zeal·ous·ness, noun
non·zeal·ous, adjective
non·zeal·ous·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO ZEALOUS
avid, fanatical, impassioned, dedicated, earnest, rabid, ardent, passionate, fervent, afire, antsy, burning, devoted, eager, fanatic, fervid, fired, frenetic, hot, itchy

SYNONYMS FOR ZEALOUS
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enthusiastic, eager, fervid, fervent, intense, passionate, warm.

ANTONYMS FOR ZEALOUS
apathetic; lackadaisical.

Origin: 1520–30; < Medieval Latin zelosus. See zeal, -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ZEALOUS
Zealous populist patriots might pal around on principle, but banding together effectively is another matter.
ELECTIONS COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR EUROPE|TRACY MCNICOLL, NADETTE DE VISSER|MAY 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Some of them were brought up in the faith; some are zealous converts.
TEENAGE GIRLS SEDUCED BY THE SYRIAN JIHAD?|CHRISTOPHER DICKEY|APRIL 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The prohibition on cannabis and medical research seems to be the result of the same type of zealous fear.
SANJAY GUPTA’S POT PILGRIMAGE FOR PAIN RELIEF|VALERIE VANDE PANNE|MARCH 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Zealous to whitewash herself Ekaterina in collusion with media loyal to the Kremlin attacked the lawyers.
HOW THE PUSSY RIOT GIRLS TRIAL FELL APART|ALISA OBRAZTSOVA|MAY 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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