zealous


zeal·ous

adjective \ˈze-ləs\

: feeling or showing strong and energetic support for a person, cause, etc. : filled with zeal

Full Definition of ZEALOUS

:  marked by fervent partisanship for a person, a cause, or an ideal :  filled with or characterized by zeal <zealous missionaries>
zeal·ous·ly adverb
zeal·ous·ness noun

Examples of ZEALOUS

  1. The detective was zealous in her pursuit of the kidnappers.
  2. I was zealous in my demands on my sisters for promptness in rehearsals. I was passionate, intolerant of small talk, hungry for knowledge, grabby, bossy, precocious. —Lynn Margulis, Curious Minds, (2004) 2005

First Known Use of ZEALOUS

1526

Rhymes with ZEALOUS

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