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Definition of "zeal" []

  • Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance. See Synonyms at passion. (noun)
  • Fervent or enthusiastic devotion, often extreme or fanatical in nature, as to a religious movement, political cause, ideal, or aspiration (noun)

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Use "zeal" in a sentence
  • "And this also is that which they call zeal for the glory of God, and the honour of Christ!"
  • "That which we call zeal for God is almost quite lost among us."
  • "Yet we are faced today with the sad reality that our untempered zeal is a sign of immaturity."