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Zealous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ZEALOUS, a. Zelus. Warmly engaged or ardent in the pursuit of an object.
Being thus saved himself, he may be zealous in the salvation of souls.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan" [syn: avid, zealous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1526 filled with or characterized by zeal ; marked by fervent partisanship for a person, a cause, or an ideal <zealous missionaries> zealously adverb zealousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. full of zeal; enthusiastic. Derivatives: zealously adv. zealousness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Zealous Zeal"ous (?; 277), a. [LL. zelosus. See Zeal.] 1. Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object. He may be zealous in the salvation of souls. --Law. 2. Filled with religious zeal. [Obs.] --Shak. -- Zeal"ous*ly, adv. -- Zeal"ous*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone who is zealous spends a lot of time or energy in supporting something that they believe in very strongly, especially a political or religious ideal. She was a zealous worker for charitable bodies... ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

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

Moby Thesaurus

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