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Antonyms for zeal
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term zeal.

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"

    Synonyms:
    eagerness, fervidness, fervour, ardor, fire, ardour, readiness, elan, panache, fervor, flair, style, dash, fervency, forwardness

  2. zeal(noun)

    excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

    "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"

    Synonyms:
    forwardness, ardour, readiness, elan, eagerness, ardor

  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"

    Synonyms:
    avidity, ardor, pushiness, eagerness, readiness, keenness, set, avidness, preparation, ardour, bumptiousness, facility, cockiness, preparedness, elan, forwardness

Wiktionary

  1. zeal(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    passion, eagerness, intensity, enthusiasm, ardor

    Antonyms:
    apathy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. zeal

    The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.

    Antonyms:
    calculation, calmness, caution, coldness, deadness, dulness, indifference, lukewarmness, policy, prudence, timidity, wariness

    Synonyms:
    ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. zeal

    Antonyms:
    apathy, indifference, torpor, coldness, carelessness, sluggishness, in cordiality

    Synonyms:
    ardor, interest energy, eagerness, engagedness, heartiness, earnestness, fervor, enthusiasm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. zeal(n)

    Synonyms:
    fervor, ardor, zealotry, intensity, passion, devotion, devotedness

How to use zeal in a sentence?

  1. The Belzer Rabbi:

    Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones.

  2. Jeffrey Scott:

    I don't think anybody would survive the political fallout of trying to bring this back, it's got religious zeal to it some camps.

  3. John William Fletcher:

    Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and of superstition, the father of intolerance and of persecution.

  4. Richard Steele:

    Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratification.

  5. B. J. Gupta:

    Creativity comes from zeal to do something, generally it is to make some money.

How to pronounce zeal?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say zeal in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6372calculation
#8403caution
#25078zeal
#25345indifference
#28609apathy
#30290prudence
#57236carelessness
#59580calmness
#60838timidity
#66641coldness
#104857torpor
#120897sluggishness
#137630wariness
#222430deadness
#269750dulness

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