HyperDic: zeal

English > 3 senses of the word zeal:
NOUNfeelingzeal, ardor, ardour, elana feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
feelingzealexcessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
attributezeal, readiness, eagerness, forwardnessprompt willingness
zeal > pronunciation
Soundsziy'l
Rhymesabele ... wheel: 65 rhymes with iyl...
English > zeal: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause).
Example "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
Synonymsardor, ardour, elan
Broadereagerness, avidity, avidness, keennessA positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
Spanishafán, ahínco, ardor, brío, celo, fervor
Adjectiveszealousmarked by active interest and enthusiasm
English > zeal: 3 senses > noun 2, feeling
Meaningexcessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end.
Example"he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
Broaderardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidnessFeelings of great warmth and intensity
Spanishcelo
Adjectiveszealousmarked by active interest and enthusiasm
English > zeal: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningPrompt willingness.
Example "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"
Synonymsreadiness, eagerness, forwardness
Broaderwillingnesscheerful compliance
Spanishdisponibilidad, prontitud
Catalandisponibilitat, promptitud

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