Definitions for zealzil
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; ardor.
Origin of zeal:
1350–1400; ME zele < LL zēlus < Gk zêlos
ardor, ardour, elan, zeal(noun)
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"
excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
"he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness(noun)
"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"
The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.
Origin: First coined in 1382, from zele, from zel, from zelus, from ζήλος, from ζηλόω. Cognate to jealous.
passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor
to be zealous
The Roycroft Dictionary
The feeling you have before you secure the thing, as compared with "Stung," which is your condition after you have captured it.
Translations for zeal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
enthusiasm or keenness.
- حَماسَه، حَمِيَّهArabic
- zeloPortuguese (BR)
- der EiferGerman
- ενθουσιασμός, ζήλοςGreek
- לַהַט, מְסִירוּת וְהִתלַהֲבוּתHebrew
- revnost, gorljivostCroatian
- ákafi, brennandi áhugiIcelandic
- įkarštis, užsidegimasLithuanian
- dedzība; aizrautībaLatvian
- (tjeneste)iver, nidkjærhetNorwegian
- энтузиазм; рвениеRussian
- horlivosť, zápal, zanietenieSlovak
- iver, nit, entusiasmSwedish
- istek, arzuTurkish
- 熱誠，熱衷Chinese (Trad.)
- старанність, завзятістьUkrainian
- جوش خروش یا سنجیدگیUrdu
- nhiệt huyếtVietnamese
- 热情，热忱Chinese (Simp.)
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