Definitions for: Zealotry


[n] excessive intolerance of opposing views



Webster (1913) Definition: Zeal"ot*ry, n.
The character and behavior of a zealot; excess of zeal;
fanatical devotion to a cause.

Enthusiasm, visionariness, seems the tendency of the
German; zeal, zealotry, of the English; fanaticism, of
the French. --Coleridge.

Synonyms: fanaticism

See Also: intolerance




Famous Quotes Containing Zealotry:


The enemy of idealism is zealotry.

-- Neil Kinnock (Spanish Politician)

To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship.

-- Robert Byrd (American Politician)


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