zealous

[zel-uhs]
adjective
ardently active, devoted, or diligent; full of, characterized by, or due to zeal. enthusiastic, eager, fervid, fervent, intense, passionate, warm. apathetic; lackadaisical.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin zēlōsus. See zeal, -ous

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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zealous (ˈzɛləs)
 
adj
filled with or inspired by intense enthusiasm or zeal; ardent; fervent
 
'zealously
 
adv
 
'zealousness
 
n

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zealous
1520s, from M.L. zelosus (cf. It. zeloso, Sp. celoso), from zelus (see zeal). Related: Zealously, zealousness.
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Example sentences
Let us not punish these companies and there customers by over zealous
  regulation.
Zealous anti-nuclear lobbyists and a mal-informed government have created the
  pending energy crisis.
However, this should not be mistaken as an zealous and dogmatic certainty.
It should not seem strange then to zealous students, if some such people shall
  ridicule us also.
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