Pronunciation of Zealous
/zˈɛləs/, /zˈɛləs/, /z_ˈɛ_l_ə_s/
Antonyms for zealous:
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Other synonyms and related words:
glowing, jealous, desirous, keen, emotional, mad, partisan, torrid, crazy, intense, holy, anxious, hot, patriotic, impetuous, avid, rabid, importunate, yearning, vehement, ambitious, great, impatient, evangelical, nuts, urgent, perfervid, warm.
resolved, unwavering, decisive, indefatigable, relentless, loyal, unflinching, devoted, bold, diligent, faithful, bullheaded, unchangeable, indomitable, dedicated, decided, inexorable, thorough, plucky, persistent, insistent, stern, dogged, steady, determined, hearty, willing, implacable, ruthless, unshakeable, uncompromising, serious, staunch, firm, deliberate, strong-minded, tireless, fearless, persevering, true, unyielding, reliable, constant, valiant, steadfast, headstrong, committed, iron-willed, unbending, intent, resolute, spunky, set, courageous, strong-willed, dauntless, steely, earnest, tough, stubborn, tenacious.
energetic, earnest, active, fiery, potent, burning, afire, fervent, excited, lusty, emphatic, strong, strenuous, frisky, agitated, sprightly, zippy, puissant, exuberant, ardent, spirited, zestful, enthusiastic, prolific, hearty, peppy, industrious, vigorous, virile, passionate, mettlesome, ablaze, full-blooded, impassioned, eager, powerful, animated, lively.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for zealous:
- Rastell was brother- in- law of Sir Thomas More, and up to the year 1530 a zealous Roman Catholic. - "A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898", Henry R. Plomer.
- A fierce attack was made on The Democrat by a zealous Baptist minister; to which I replied, when it was announced and proclaimed that on a certain Sabbath, at 10 A. M., this minister would answer The Democrat. - "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.
- Whatever, therefore, on the whole, may have been the conduct of Bligh towards his officers, that of some of the latter appears to have been on several occasions provoking enough, and well calculated to stir up the irascible temper of a man, active and zealous in the extreme, as Bligh always was, in the execution of his duty. - "The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences", Sir John Barrow.