Definitions for zeal

Definitions for (noun) zeal

Main entry: zeal, readiness, forwardness, eagerness

Definition: prompt willingness

Usage: readiness to continue discussions; they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel; they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority; he tried to explain his forwardness in battle

Main entry: zeal

Definition: excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

Usage: he had an absolute zeal for litigation

Main entry: elan, zeal, ardor, ardour

Definition: a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

Usage: they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor; he felt a kind of religious zeal

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