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
Anyone who has had experience of a large organization in the hands of zealously innovating bureaucrats will know the feeling.
Players, though zealously recruited, are not given athletic scholarships.
Lawyers, to maintain their practice, must zealously guard their reputations.
Clearly the attorney has a duty to zealously represent a client and to avoid foreseeable prejudice to a client.
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