Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [z'il]
meaning of the word
ardor, ardour, elan, zeal
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"
excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
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.