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Antonyms for zeal
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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)

    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

How to use zeal in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

  2. A. W. Pink:

    Peter exercised a zeal which was unregulated by knowledge

  3. Gautama Buddha:

    Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

  5. B. J. Gupta:

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

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

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