zealous

[ zel-uh s ]
/ ˈzɛl əs /

adjective

full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.

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Origin of zealous

From the Medieval Latin word zēlōsus, dating back to 1520–30. See zeal, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for zealous

zealous
/ (ˈzɛləs) /

adjective

filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent

Derived forms of zealous

zealously, adverbzealousness, noun
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