zealotry

[ zel-uh-tree ]
/ ˈzɛl ə tri /

noun

undue or excessive zeal; fanaticism.

Nearby words

  1. ze,
  2. zea,
  3. zeal,
  4. zealand,
  5. zealot,
  6. zealots,
  7. zealous,
  8. zealously,
  9. zeami,
  10. zeatin

Origin of zealotry

First recorded in 1650–60; zealot + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for zealotry

zealotry

/ (ˈzɛlətrɪ) /

noun

extreme or excessive zeal or devotion
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Word Origin and History for zealotry

zealotry

n.

1650s, from zealot + -ry.

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