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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; ardor.

Origin of zeal:

1350–1400; ME zele < LL zēlus < Gk zêlos

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. zeal(noun)

    excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

    "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"

  3. readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness(noun)

    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"


  1. zeal(Noun)

    The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

  2. Origin: First coined in 1382, from zele, from zel, from zelus, from ζήλος, from ζηλόω. Cognate to jealous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zeal(noun)

    passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor

  2. Zeal(noun)

    a zealot

  3. Zeal(verb)

    to be zealous

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. zeal

    The feeling you have before you secure the thing, as compared with "Stung," which is your condition after you have captured it.

Anagrams of zeal

  1. laze

Translations for zeal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


enthusiasm or keenness.

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