[ zeel ]
/ zil /
fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
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Origin of zeal
1350–1400; Middle English zele < Late Latin zēlus < Greek zêlos
OTHER WORDS FROM zealzeal·less, adjectiveun·der·zeal, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for zealless
/ (ziːl) /
fervent or enthusiastic devotion, often extreme or fanatical in nature, as to a religious movement, political cause, ideal, or aspiration
Word Origin for zeal
C14: from Late Latin zēlus, from Greek zēlos
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