zealous synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term zealous:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avid, zealousadjective

    marked by active interest and enthusiasm

    devouring(a), esurient, zealous, avid, greedy



  1. zealousadjective

    Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.

    ardent, passionate, eager, zealotic, fervent, enthusiastic

    indifferent, dispassionate, unenthusiastic, apathetic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. zealous

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning

    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. zealousadjective

    ardent, eager, keen, earnest, fervent, fervid, warm, glowing, burning, fiery, passionate, enthusiastic, devoted, swift, prompt, ready, forward

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

officious, callous

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