- full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.
Origin of zealous
Examples from the Web for zealously
“GNRD has zealously fought to eliminate abuse of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar,” the organization said in a statement.World Cup Watchdogs Go Missing in Qatar
September 5, 2014
The magazine paid an estimated $150,000 and zealously protected its copyright.Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades
November 24, 2013
It is difficult just to maintain in a world dedicated almost too zealously to the principle of creative destruction.Yahoo Aims to Achieve Turnaround Dream With Hire of Marissa Mayer
July 17, 2012
Even if the lawyer thinks his client is guilty, he must defend him zealously.Don't Blame the D.A.
August 26, 2011
One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.The Devil's Dictionary
Never was an estate kept so zealously private, and, does monsieur know?The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
It was a thing that I had ever most zealously kept hidden, as already I have shown.The Shame of Motley
If you do not work too zealously to save her, your reward will be the heart of him whom you love at last.Pretty Madcap Dorothy
Laura Jean Libbey
An hundred servants hedged them about,––hedged them in as zealously as jailers.The Web of the Golden Spider
Frederick Orin Bartlett
- filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent
Word Origin and History for zealously
1520s, from Medieval Latin zelosus (source of Italian zeloso, Spanish celoso), from zelus (see zeal). Related: Zealously, zealousness.