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Definition of "zealotry" []

  • Excessive zeal; fanaticism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zealotry" in a sentence
  • "Because their zealotry is so extreme, so incompatible with the practical affairs of modern society, and so violent in will and fervent belief, they must be stopped now."
  • "This aggressive new strain of right-wing religious zealotry is actually a throwback to the intolerance that led to the creation of America in the first place."
  • "‘This aggres­sive new strain of right-wing reli­gious zealotry is actu­ally a throw­back to the intol­er­ance that led to the cre­ation of Amer­ica in the firstplace.’"