Synonyms for zeal
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : zeel|
|Phonetic Transcription : zil|
Top 10 synonyms for zeal Other synonyms for the word zeal
Définition of zealOrigin :
- 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
- 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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