Definitions for: Zealous
[adj] marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver"
Webster (1913) Definition: Zeal"ous (?; 277), a. [LL. zelosus. See Zeal.]
1. Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or
ardent, in behalf of an object.
He may be zealous in the salvation of souls. --Law.
2. Filled with religious zeal. [Obs.] --Shak. --
Zeal"ous*ly, adv. -- Zeal"ous*ness, n.
Synonyms: avid, eager, enthusiastic, great
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Famous Quotes Containing Zealous:
I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends.-- Fred Frith (English Composer)
Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.-- William Shenstone (English Poet)
Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.-- Edmund Burke (Irish Statesman)
Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.-- Paul Begala (American Journalist)
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