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zealous

zeal·ous

zealous

 
pronunciation:
ze ls
part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by, showing, or filled with an intense enthusiasm, as toward a cause, purpose, or activity.
The candidate's zealous supporters worked tirelessly throughout the campaign.The zealous missionaries were determined to convert the villagers.
synonyms:
eager, fervid, perfervid
antonyms:
apathetic, indifferent, unenthusiastic
similar words:
ambitious, ardent, avid, earnest, enthusiastic, fanatic, fanatical, fervent, fierce, furious, gung-ho, impassioned, passionate, rabid, spirited, strenuous, vigorous
derivations: zealously (adv.), zealousness (n.)