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zeal

zeal

 
pronunciation:
zil
part of speech: noun
definition: intense enthusiasm for a person, ideal, cause, or the like.
She had the zeal of a new convert to the faith.His zeal for physical fitness caused him to overdo his exercising.
synonyms:
ardor, enthusiasm, fervor, passion
antonyms:
apathy, indifference
similar words:
ambition, devotion, energy, exuberance, fanaticism, fever, fire, intensity, verve, vigor, vitality, warmth