A Word A Day : Zealous

Word of 18th July 2007: A Word A Day-Zealous


( Adjective )

Zealous (ZEL us): enthusiastically devoted to something, fervent

The zealous 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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