ZEALOUS: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for ZEALOUS?

Need another word that means the same as “zealous”? Find 9 synonyms and 30 related words for “zealous” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Zealous” are: avid, fervent, ardent, fervid, fiery, passionate, impassioned, devout, devoted

Zealous as an Adjective

Definitions of "Zealous" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “zealous” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Having or showing zeal.
  • Marked by active interest and enthusiasm.

Synonyms of "Zealous" as an adjective (9 Words)

ardentVery enthusiastic or passionate.
From rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes.
avid(often followed by `for’) ardently or excessively desirous.
An avid sports fan.
devotedDedicated exclusively to a purpose or use.
A life devoted to poetry.
devoutHaving or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.
She was a devout Catholic.
ferventHaving or displaying a passionate intensity.
A fervent admirer.
fervidIntensely enthusiastic or passionate, especially to an excessive degree.
His fervid protestations of love.
fieryCharacterized by intense emotion.
The sun was a fiery ball low on the hills.
impassionedFilled with or showing great emotion.
She made an impassioned plea for help.
passionateArising from intense feelings of sexual love.
Passionate pleas for help.

Usage Examples of "Zealous" as an adjective

  • The council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations.

Associations of "Zealous" (30 Words)

agogVery eager or curious to hear or see something.
Papa was agog with curiosity.
ardentCharacterized by strong enthusiasm.
An ardent lover.
avidArdently or excessively desirous.
The esurient eyes of an avid curiosity.
Wore a crazy hat.
desirousHaving or expressing desire for something.
The Pope was desirous of peace in Europe.
eagerHaving or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy.
Young intellectuals eager for knowledge.
Both sides were deeply in earnest even passionate.
enthusiasmSomething that arouses enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm for his program is growing.
enthusiastAn ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity.
A sports car enthusiast.
enthusiasticHaving or showing great excitement and interest.
Enthusiastic crowds filled the streets.
enthusiasticallyIn a way that shows intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
The audience applauded enthusiastically.
excitedExcessively affected by emotion.
The excited atom returns to its former energy state and emits light or other radiation.
fanA fan shaped alluvial or talus deposit at the foot of a slope.
The kitchen may need to be fitted with an extractor fan.
fanaticA person with an obsessive interest in and enthusiasm for a particular activity.
Religious fanatics.
fanaticismThe quality of being fanatical.
The dangers of religious fanaticism.
fancierA person having a strong liking for something.
A pigeon fancier.
fervid(archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing.
Set out when the fervid heat subsides.
fervorThe state of being emotionally aroused and worked up.
frenzyState of violent mental agitation.
Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.
impassionedFilled with or showing great emotion.
An impassioned appeal.
intensityThe amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation.
He adjusted the intensity of the sound.
lunaticExtremely foolish or eccentric.
He would be asked to acquiesce in some lunatic scheme.
maniaA mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently.
Many people suffering from mania do not think anything is wrong.
overwrought(of a piece of writing or a work of art) too elaborate or complicated in design or construction.
A pseudo Gothic church far too overwrought for such a small town.
passionSomething that is desired intensely.
Modern furniture is a particular passion of Bill s.
passionateHaving or expressing strong emotions.
A passionate kiss.
rabidOf or connected with rabies.
She s expecting more rabid support from the home fans.
torrid(especially in financial contexts) characterized by intense activity; hard to contain or stop.
A torrid love affair.
zealotA member of an ancient Jewish sect that aimed at a world Jewish theocracy and resisted the Romans until AD 70.
zealotryFanatical and uncompromising pursuit of religious, political, or other ideals; fanaticism.
He expressed concern about religious zealotry playing an increasing role in politics.

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