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Wiktionary

  1. zealnoun

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. zeal

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ardor, ardour, elan, zealnoun

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

  2. zealnoun

    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, forwardnessnoun

    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, zeal, preparation, ardour, bumptiousness, facility, cockiness, preparedness, elan, forwardness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. zealnoun

    Synonyms:
    ardor, eagerness, engagedness, fervor, fervency, warmth, glow, feeling, energy, earnestness, intentness, heartiness, cordiality, enthusiasm, passion, soul, spirit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. zealnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "zeal":

    fervour, enthusiasm, eagerness, fervor, diligence, ardour

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How to use Zeal in a sentence?

  1. Gerald Ford:

    We have come tardily to the tremendous task of cleaning up our environment. We should have moved with similar zeal at least a decade ago. But no purpose is served by post-mortems. With visionary zeal but the greatest realism, we must now address ourselves to the vast problems that confront us.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.

  3. 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.

  4. Charles Buxton:

    Experience shows that success is due less to ability that to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.

  5. Butler:

    Hypocrisy will serve as well To propagate a church as zeal; As persecution and promotion Do equally advance devotion: So round white stones will serve, they say, As well as eggs, to make hens lay.


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