Zeal is defined as passion or enthusiasm for something.
An example of zeal is a passionate dedication for homeless rights.
intense enthusiasm, as in working for a cause; ardent endeavor or devotion; ardor; fervor
Origin of zealMiddle English zele from Ecclesiastical Late Latin zelus, zeal, emulation from Classical Greek z?los, zeal, ardor from Indo-European base an unverified form y?-, to be excited, praise from source Old Church Slavonic jaru, furious
Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal. See Synonyms at passion.
Origin of zealMiddle English zele from Old French zel from Late Latin zēlus from Greek zēlos
(countable and uncountable, plural zeals)
- (ferv): apathy