- full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.
Origin of zealous
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Unzealous, un-zel′us, adj. not zealous, devoid of zeal or fervour.
- filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent
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1520s, from Medieval Latin zelosus (source of Italian zeloso, Spanish celoso), from zelus (see zeal). Related: Zealously, zealousness.
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