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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. Bharavi:

    Success is like a lovely woman, wooed by many men, but folded in the arms of him alone who, free from over-zeal, firmly persists and calmly perseveres.

  2. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.

  3. Junius:

    There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves.

  4. B. J. Gupta:

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

  5. Jeff Bezos:

    Someone energized by competitive zeal may select and be happy in one culture, while someone who loves to pioneer and invent may choose another.

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