Zeal meaning

zēl
Zeal is defined as passion or enthusiasm for something.

An example of zeal is a passionate dedication for homeless rights.

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Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal.
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The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.
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Intense enthusiasm, as in working for a cause; ardent endeavor or devotion; ardor; fervor.
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Origin of zeal

  • Middle English zele from Old French zel from Late Latin zēlus from Greek zēlos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First coined in 1382, from Middle English zele, from Old French zel, from Late Latin zÄ“lus, from Ancient Greek ζήλος (zÄ“los, “zeal, jealousy"), from ζηλόω (zÄ“loō, “to emulate, to be jealous"). Cognate to jealous.

    From Wiktionary