A Word A Day : Zealous
( Adjective ) Zealous
Word of 18th July 2007: A Word A Day-Zealous
(ZEL us): enthusiastically devoted to something, fervent
young policeman made so many arrests that the city jail soon became overcrowded.
The dictator's followers were so zealous
that if he had asked them all to jump off a cliff, most of them would have done so.
To be zealous
is to be full of zeal
or fervent enthusiasm. An overly zealous
person is a zealot
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