zealous


zealous
I adjective active, ardent, assiduous, attentive, bent upon, dedicated, desirous, devoted, devout, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fanatical, fervent, fervid, fiery, hearty, impassioned, impetuous, industrious, infatuated, keen, loving, passionate, perfervid, perseverant, persistent, pious, rabid, raving, ready, sedulous, solicitous, studiosus, willing associated concepts: overly zealous representation of a client II index eager, earnest, faithful (loyal), fanatical, fervent, hot-blooded, industrious, intense, intensive, painstaking, pertinacious, purposeful, ready (willing), resolute, sedulous, serious (devoted), steadfast, thorough, true (loyal), unyielding, vehement, willing (desirous)

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  • Zealous — eal ous (?; 277), a. [LL. zelosus. See {Zeal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object. [1913 Webster] He may be zealous in the salvation of souls. Law. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zealous — (ad.) 1520s, from M.L. zelosus (source of It. zeloso, Sp. celoso), from zelus (see ZEAL (Cf. zeal)). Related: Zealously, zealousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • zealous — [adj] enthusiastic afire, antsy*, ardent, avid, burning, coming on strong*, dedicated, devoted, eager, earnest, fanatic, fanatical, fervent, fervid, fireball*, fired, frenetic, gungho*, hot*, impassioned, itchy*, keen, obsessed, passionate,… …   New thesaurus

  • zealous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing zeal. DERIVATIVES zealously adverb zealousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • zealous — [zel′əs] adj. [ML zelosus < LL(Ec) zelus: see ZEAL] full of, characterized by, or showing zeal; ardently devoted to a purpose; fervent; enthusiastic zealously adv. zealousness n …   English World dictionary

  • zealous — zeal|ous [ˈzeləs] adj someone who is zealous does or supports something with great energy ▪ a zealous preacher ▪ zealous political activists be zealous in (doing) sth ▪ No one was more zealous than Neil in supporting the proposal. >zealously… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • zealous — [[t]ze̱ləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is zealous spends a lot of time or energy in supporting something that they believe in very strongly, especially a political or religious ideal. She was a zealous worker for charitable bodies... He was a… …   English dictionary

  • zealous — adj. zealous about, in * * * [ zeləs] in zealous about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • zealous — adjective Date: 1526 filled with or characterized by zeal ; marked by fervent partisanship for a person, a cause, or an ideal < zealous missionaries > • zealously adverb • zealousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zealous — See jealous. See jealous, zealous …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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