Synonyms for zeal
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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.
ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth
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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"
excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
"he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardnessnoun
"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"
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What does ZEAL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ZEAL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
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Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.
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.
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.
His zeal for pandering for the extreme left's money and agenda in his race for governor is making it impossible for him to fulfill his duties as attorney general.
The peopling of North America is one of those things that has been for many years very contentious and a lot of archeologists hold views with almost religious zeal, one of the problems is that there is very few data points.
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- zelCatalan, Valencian
- selogrwydd, sêlWelsh
- Eifer, BegeisterungGerman
- entusiasmo, celo, fervor, ahíncoSpanish
- kiihko, intohimo, intoFinnish
- zèle, assiduitéFrench
- eudScottish Gaelic
- 熱情, 熱意Japanese
- geestdrift, ijverDutch
- engasjement, iverNorwegian
- zel, ardoareRomanian
- усердие, рвениеRussian
- nit, iverSwedish
- hırs, şevk, hevesTurkish
- حوصلہ افزائیUrdu
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