Complete Definition of "zeal"

English

Pronunciation
:(US) IPA: /ziːl/
:(US) SAMPA: /zi:jəl/
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:*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːl|-iːl

Etymology
From Latin zelus, from Greek ζέλος (zelos)

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

Synonyms
ardor
intensity
passion

Antonyms
apathy

Related terms
jealous
jealousy
zealous

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|حماس
Catalan: zel m
Dutch: ijver m, geestdrift m
Finnish: into#Finnish|into, intohimo, kiihko
mid
French: zèle m, assiduité f
German: Eifer m, Begeisterung f
Russian: рвение m,рвение f
Spanish: ahínco m
Swedish: iver#Swedish|iver, nit c
Turkish: hırs, şevk, heves

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