Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: zeal
IPA transcription: [z'il]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ardor, ardour, elan, zeal
    Meaning: a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
  • Synonyms: zeal
    Meaning: excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
Usage examples
  • The great zeal of the city facilitated this undertaking.
  • This was a grave error, and had damped the zeal of many.
  • Peter and Felix "pitched in," with more zeal than discretion on both sides.
  • The gulls once gone, the heron applies itself with redoubled zeal to its business.
  • It does not assume the office of reprehending or warning through a motive of bitter zeal.
  • And what was the statement which, while it crippled his memory, it did not moderate his zeal?
  • Wherefore Antiochus thought it but just to requite the Jews' diligence and zeal in his service.
  • The gravity of age and the zeal of youth rivaled each other in the desire to be foremost in the public defense.
  • The Turk, amazed and delighted, endeavoured to kindle the zeal of his deliverer by promises of reward and wealth.
  • "It will make him say that your want of zeal is owing to jealousy." He stopped a moment; her face made him afraid.