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Meaning of "zealous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ZEALOUS

zealous  [ˈzɛləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZEALOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zealous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ZEALOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

zealous

Zealotry

Zealotry was originally a political movement in 1st century Second Temple Judaism which sought to incite the people of Judaea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the Holy Land by force of arms, most notably during the Great Jewish Revolt. Zealotry was the term used by Josephus for a "fourth sect" during this period.

Definition of zealous in the English dictionary

The definition of zealous in the dictionary is filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZEALOUS


bucellas
buːˈsɛləs
entellus
ɛnˈtɛləs
Hellas
ˈhɛləs
jealous
ˈdʒɛləs
Marcellus
mɑːˈsɛləs
nucellus
njuːˈsɛləs
ocellus
ɒˈsɛləs
overzealous
ˌəʊvəˈzɛləs
Tellus
ˈtɛləs
unjealous
ʌnˈdʒɛləs
unzealous
ʌnˈzɛləs
varicellous
ˌværɪˈsɛləs
vitellus
vɪˈtɛləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZEALOUS

zeal
Zealand
zealful
zealless
zealot
zealotism
zealotry
zealously
zealousness
Zeami
zeatin
zebec
zebeck
Zebedee
zebra
zebra crossing
zebra finch
zebra mussel
zebra plant
zebra stripes

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZEALOUS

acephalous
anomalous
antipetalous
antisepalous
autocephalous
bicephalous
bipetalous
brachycephalous
episepalous
macrocephalous
mesaticephalous
mesocephalous
microcephalous
monopetalous
monosepalous
octopetalous
ridiculous
scandalous
scaphocephalous
synsepalous
tripetalous

Synonyms and antonyms of zealous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ZEALOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «zealous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of zealous

Translation of «zealous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZEALOUS

Find out the translation of zealous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zealous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zealous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 热衷的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entusiasta
570 millions of speakers

English

zealous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्साही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متحمس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ревностный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zeloso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রবল উদ্দীপনাপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

assidu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersemangat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eifrig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

熱心な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열성적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zealous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhiệt tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வைராக்கியமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवेशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gayretli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zelante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gorliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ревний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zelos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζήλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ywerig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nitisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nidkjær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zealous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEALOUS»

The term «zealous» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.503 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEALOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «zealous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «zealous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zealous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZEALOUS»

Discover the use of zealous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zealous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice
Zealous Love is a response to some of the world’s urgent needs in light of Christ’s great love.
Mike and Danae Yankoski, 2010
2
Zealous Reformers and Deadly Laws: Battling Stereotypes
On the contemporary women's rights movement in India.
Madhu Kishwar, 2008
3
Captain America and the Crusade Against Evil: The Dilemma of ...
Grasping this vision honored by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alike includes recognizing the dangers of zealous violence, the illusions of current crusading, and the promise of peaceful coexistence under international law.
Robert Jewett, John Shelton Lawrence, 2004
4
Adventurous to Zealous: All About Me from A to Z
All About Me from A to Z Colleen Dolphin. w \ffij... I a... 't Glossary. Zealous' ---A zealous person is enthusiastic! Zany"\_ A zany person acts silly and clowns around. attention — the act of concentrating on or giving careful.
Colleen Dolphin, 2010
5
"A Warm & Zealous Spirit": John J. Zubly and the American ...
Perhaps more than anyone else, John Joachim Zubly (1724 - 1781) provided the intellectual and constitutional rationale for Georgia's participation in the American Revolution.
John Joachim Zubly, Randall M. Miller, 1982
6
The zealous intruders: the western rediscovery of Palestine
Describes the interactions between Western explorers, scholars, artists, consuls, tourists, antiquarians, archaeologists, and missionaries and Palestine
Naomi Shepherd, 1987
7
The Zealous Conservator: A Life of Charles Lane Poole
CONSERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
John Dargavel, 2008
8
Zealous in All Virtues: Documents of Worship and Culture ...
Although direct Indian reminiscences from the period have not survived, Zealous in All Virtues assembles government reports, newspaper accounts, St. Ignatius church records, letters from missionaries, and other sources to offer general ...
Robert Bigart, 2007
9
Where Will You Spend Eternity
Your only hope is in the Messiah our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you shall be saved." Acts 16:31 Where will you spend eternity?
Zealous James, 2009
10
The Abcs of Scripture: From Anointed to Zealous
The ABC's of Scripture is the book that helps children learn to identify the letters of the alphabet, but also teaches them the words of scripture, helping to instill strong Christian beliefs and characteristics that will last a lifetime!
W. Wilkinson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZEALOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zealous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zealous Odell Beckham fans in dangerous push to get his autograph
If ever there was a question about Odell Beckham Jr.'s star power, it was answered Friday. Not by anything the wide receiver did on the field at the first practice ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
2
Victory for drivers over cowboy car park firms and zealous traffic …
The majority of appeals against parking tickets are being upheld as motorists revolt against over-zealous traffic wardens and cowboy firms. Of the 31,500 ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Chris Froome admits missed drug test and blames zealous hotel staff
Chris Froome admits missed drug test and blames zealous hotel staff. • Froome says testers were told hotel policy did not allow guests to be disturbed • Testers ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
4
Sky News: Over-zealous auto-moderation software meant word 'gay …
Sky News has responded to criticism after the word 'gay' appeared to be censored on a newspaper review, to say that “over-zealous auto-moderation software” ... «PinkNews, Jun 15»
5
Scintillating Performances From Zealous Artistes
BENGALURU: The Bharatanatya recital held on Sunday at ADA Rangamandira showcased young and zealous dancer Sheetal Hemanth's admirable command ... «The New Indian Express, May 15»
6
Zealous soccer fans find a home with STLFC
At STLFC games, like elsewhere in the soccer world, the most zealous fans sing and chant and wave their scarves (nowadays, you've got to have a scarf) from ... «STLtoday.com, May 15»
7
VIDEO: Doncaster boy's toy gun confiscated by 'over-zealous' airport …
But over-zealous security officers then took exception to James "s harmless toy ... “It's a bit over-zealous to confiscate an orange and yellow toy gun from a ... «The Star, Apr 15»
8
Zealous Texas gun rights group may be shooting itself in the foot
... majority in the statehouse have hit a speed bump because zealous campaigning by a gun rights advocacy group has slowed momentum for the measure. «Reuters, Feb 15»
9
Jackie Zealous
LYLBjackiezealous Jackie Zealous is a three-piece garage-rock band, but it's also the name of a real person. Not one of the members, though—the name ... «Good Times, Jan 15»
10
Festive drink drive campaign by police force branded 'over-zealous'
A Police force has been branded 'over-zealous' after it breathalysed nearly 11,000 motorists in the run-up to Christmas – but found just 45 were over the ... «Daily Mail, Dec 14»

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