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ZEAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does zeal mean? 

ZEAL (noun)
  The noun ZEAL has 3 senses:

1. a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
2. excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
3. prompt willingness

  Familiarity information: ZEAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ZEAL (noun)


Sense 1zeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

ardor; ardour; elan; zeal

Context examples:

they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor / he felt a kind of religious zeal

Hypernyms ("zeal" is a kind of...):

avidity; avidness; eagerness; keenness (a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something)


Sense 2zeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

he had an absolute zeal for litigation

Hypernyms ("zeal" is a kind of...):

ardor; ardour; fervency; fervidness; fervor; fervour; fire (feelings of great warmth and intensity)


Sense 3zeal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prompt willingness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

eagerness; readiness; forwardness; zeal

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("zeal" is a kind of...):

willingness (cheerful compliance)


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