Pronunciation of Zeal
/zˈiːl/, /zˈiːl/, /z_ˈiː_l/
Synonyms for zeal:
Other synonyms and related words:
attention, avidity, style, readiness, rhapsody, warmth, cockiness, fanaticism, fervidness, flair, devotion, frenzy, constancy, dash, rapture, preparedness, avidness, panache, forwardness, facility, oomph, fervour, elan, zealousness, loyalty, vitality, pushiness, set, emotion, ecstasy, go, ambition, bumptiousness, preparation, intensity, keenness, inspiration, ardour, get-up-and-go, extravagance, piety, mania, industry, vehemence.
Sense 2 (noun)
mental state (noun)
earnestness, industriousness, eagerness, animation, lustiness, relish, gusto, Ardency, agility, agitation, zest, friskiness, sprightliness, passion, liveliness, fervency, excitement, enthusiasm, exuberance.
Usage examples for zeal:
- He was a man of great ability and zeal. - "A Portrait of Old George Town", Grace Dunlop Ecker.
- Rona picked with zeal, but she had a preoccupied look on her face. - "For the Sake of the School", Angela Brazil.
- There had been no intimation that his illness was of a serious nature, and even Smith, who watched over his flock- the flock threatened by the wolf, Fu- Manchu- with jealous zeal, had not suspected that the end was so near. - "The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu", Sax Rohmer.