zealous

[ zel-uhs ]
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adjective
  1. full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.

Origin of zealous

1
First recorded in 1520–30; from Medieval Latin zēlōsus; see origin at zeal, -ous

Other words for zealous

Opposites for zealous

Other words from zealous

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for zealous

zealous

/ (ˈzɛləs) /


adjective
  1. filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent

Derived forms of zealous

  • zealously, adverb
  • zealousness, noun

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