Definition of 'zeal'
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His health is a matter of anxious concern in Thailand, where he is loved by many with an almost religious zeal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The protesters still burn with revolutionary zeal and solemnly proclaim their determination to fight until he goes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And she continues to campaign with evangelical zeal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have defended you with great skill and zeal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Tiny in numbers and fanatical in zeal. The Sun (2013)He set about resolving them with huge energy and reforming zeal. The Sun (2014)His political zeal was forged by the death of his father. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They argue that popular religious zeal helped propel the conflict from a limited to a total war. Christianity Today (2000)But religious zeal had absolutely no role to play in the world of the ambassadors. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)It is religious zeal gone wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He also notes changes in the attitude and policies of ruling classes and in the zeal with which religious disputes were pursued. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)He harnessed his new-found zeal to a crusade against vice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's full of revolutionary zeal and flashy dancing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was only the Victorians who provided them with moral evangelical zeal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When he painted, it was his religious zeal that made him such a great artist. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is urgent that this citizen should be able to carry out the work he has always performed with as much zeal as energy. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)I am bursting with evangelical zeal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was his zeal for clean energy that kept him going in the early days when none of the big energy suppliers wanted to buy his electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I still don't see a genuine evangelical zeal within the government about greener driving. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Still, Kettering will now approach the replay with an evangelical zeal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Suffice to say that Cameroon needed to win to go through, and appeared not to attack with great zeal despite their imminent elimination. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)
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Translations for 'zeal'
British English: zeal NOUN
Zeal is great enthusiasm.
...his zeal for teaching.
Definition of zeal from the Collins English Dictionary
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