Sunday, January 04, 2009
Definitions for zealous
- full of zeal; actively enthusiastic
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Citations for zealous
To remain obdurate before authority, to display one's loyalty to the collective, to be a zealous student wholeheartedly eager to deepen one's grasp of doctrine--these were qualities that bore witness precisely to the personal, to the individual.
No one is more zealous than James Watt, 43, the lanky, brusque Secretary of the Interior.
Origin of zealous
c.1526, from Latin zelosus from zelus "zeal"