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zealous

[zel-uh s] /ˈzɛl əs/
adjective
1.
ardently active, devoted, or diligent; full of, characterized by, or due to zeal.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin zēlōsus. See zeal, -ous
Related forms
zealously, adverb
zealousness, noun
nonzealous, adjective
nonzealously, adverb
nonzealousness, noun
pseudozealous, adjective
pseudozealously, adverb
quasi-zealous, adjective
quasi-zealously, adverb
superzealous, adjective
superzealously, adverb
superzealousness, noun
underzealous, adjective
underzealously, adverb
underzealousness, noun
unzealous, adjective
unzealously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for non-zealous

zealous

/ˈzɛləs/
adjective
1.
filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent
Derived Forms
zealously, adverb
zealousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-zealous
zealous
1520s, from M.L. zelosus (cf. It. zeloso, Sp. celoso), from zelus (see zeal). Related: Zealously, zealousness.
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