zealous
[ zel-uhs ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early-16th century; Latin; from a medieval Latin derivative of Latin zelus "zeal, jealousy"
Synonyms
adjective
enthusiasticardentaviddedicatedearnest
Antonyms
adjective
apatheticcoldcooldispassionate
Definition
adjectivefull of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent
Examples
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.
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