Word of the DaySunday, January 04, 2009
\ZEL-uhs\ , adjective;
full of zeal; actively enthusiastic
To remain obdurate before authority, to display one's loyalty to the collective, to be a zealous student wholeheartedly eager to deepen one's grasp of doctrine--these were qualities that bore witness precisely to the personal, to the individual.
-- Milovan Djilas, Fall of the New Class
No one is more zealous than James Watt, 43, the lanky, brusque Secretary of the Interior.
-- Time, 1981-03-30
c.1526, from Latin zelosus from zelus "zeal"
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