Know Your Next Word : zealous

12. zealous :

adjective :

enthusiastically devoted to something, fervent

usage :

  • 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.

  • He may be zealous in the salvation of souls.