zeal


zeal

noun

  1. fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.

noun

  1. fervent or enthusiastic devotion, often extreme or fanatical in nature, as to a religious movement, political cause, ideal, or aspiration
n.

late 14c., from Late Latin zelus “zeal, emulation” (source of Old French zel, Italian zelo, Spanish celo), a Church word, from Greek zelos “zeal, ardor, jealousy,” which is of uncertain origin.

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