Synonyms for zeal

Grammar : Noun
Spell : zeel
Phonetic Transcription : zil

Top 10 synonyms for zeal Other synonyms for the word zeal

Définition of zeal

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Late Latin zelus "zeal, emulation" (source of Old French zel, Italian zelo, Spanish celo), a Church word, from Greek zelos "zeal, ardor, jealousy," which is of uncertain origin.
  • noun enthusiasm
Example sentences :
  • However, we have told her to moderate her zeal for our insulted authority.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Methinks this is an excess of zeal for a friend who was so late an enemy!
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was my zeal for the king of Spain that brought me into that peril.
  • Extract from : « Leila, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • We had seven of them, when my mother interfered and put a stop to my zeal.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • I will not deny that it is a pleasure to me to find you so full of zeal.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • We might chance to get some reward in money or in land for our zeal.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I threw myself back in my deep armchair, and laughed at her zeal.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner of Zenda » by Anthony Hope
  • On nearly all the tablets the words "zeal" or "zealous" regularly appeared.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • But the anger was just, and the zeal for mental honesty has had its reward.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • They sought for the slayer of their friend with diligence and zeal.
  • Extract from : « The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1876 » by Various

Antonyms for zeal

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