[ zel-uhs ]
Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early-16th century; Latin; from a medieval Latin derivative of Latin zelus "zeal, jealousy"
adjectivefull of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent
adjectiveA) Jared's zealous attitude towards work made him beloved among his superiors but alienated coworkers. B) While Gabrielle is to be commended for her zealous approach to the craft, we ask that she stop keeping the studio open past midnight.