full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.
- zeal·ous·ly, adverb
- zeal·ous·ness, noun
- non·zeal·ous, adjective
- non·zeal·ous·ly, adverb
- non·zeal·ous·ness, noun
- un·der·zeal·ous, adjective
- un·der·zeal·ous·ly, adverb
- un·der·zeal·ous·ness, noun
- un·zeal·ous, adjective
- un·zeal·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use zealous in a sentence
Their biggest challenge soon became privacy, or finding enough time and space away from other hikers to be like any other zealous young couple.
By the 20th century, formula use had skyrocketed, driven in large part by zealous advertising to doctors and consumers.Startups are racing to reproduce breast milk in the lab | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
“GNRD has zealously fought to eliminate abuse of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar,” the organization said in a statement.
The magazine paid an estimated $150,000 and zealously protected its copyright.Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades | Richard Woodward | November 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is difficult just to maintain in a world dedicated almost too zealously to the principle of creative destruction.Yahoo Aims to Achieve Turnaround Dream With Hire of Marissa Mayer | Zachary Karabell | July 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Diskin did not just mean that Netanyahu was acting zealously or with an arguably exaggerated sense of mission.
Even if the lawyer thinks his client is guilty, he must defend him zealously.
One is that the English should have gone so far out of their way as to besiege Dunaverty so zealously, or at all.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
As a military man he knew well how zealously the secrets of all fortresses are guarded.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
The clergy of every order were zealously sought out, and thrust into dungeons designed for the worst of felons.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
About the middle of September Stassov sent him the rough sketch which he began to study zealously.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
He became a physician, but at the same time devoted himself zealously to the practice of his Christian duties.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
British Dictionary definitions for zealous
filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent
- zealously, adverb
- zealousness, noun
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