[ UK /zˈɛləs/ ]
[ US /ˈzɛɫəs/ ]
  1. marked by active interest and enthusiasm
    an avid sports fan
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How To Use zealous In A Sentence

  • If this approach has a drawback, it is that the zealous pursuit of the founding principle—disinterring the buried life, stamped under the sod by conniving male partners—sometimes obscures the fact that not a great deal gets added to the wider cultural landscape it is bent on illuminating. A Far From Model Marriage
  • Lord Allen may have been wrong in his head, or ill-advised, or foolishly over-zealous, but his ill-tempered upbraiding of the Dublin Corporation for what he called their treasonable extravagance in thus honouring Swift, whom he deemed an enemy of the King, was the act of a fool. The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07 Historical and Political Tracts-Irish
  • Bradshaw has a tendency to be over-zealous in his role as the Department of Health's attack dog, andthis wasn't the first time in the last year that the Minister has been somewhat economical with the truth. More Brownies from Bradshaw
  • John Hales, clerk of the hanaper, a learned and able man, and, like all who espoused this party, a zealous protestant, had written, and secretly circulated, a book in defence of the claims of the lady Catherine, and he had also procured opinions of foreign lawyers in favor of the validity of her marriage. Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
  • He admits that he ‘may be overzealous at times,’ maybe even nasty or rude.
  • Advertisers had argued that to ban the advertisements would be overzealous political correctness.
  • Since 1838, when it declared itself a sovereign nation, Costa Rica has enjoyed an independent existence, which it has zealously maintained.
  • Nixon blamed the "overzealousness" of a Highway Patrol unit and revealed that no one in his administration had reviewed the report before it was distributed to police statewide. PolicyBeta
  • When he came nearest to the scientific spirit of his time, in zealous observations of the life of nature, he characteristically concentrated on the sequence of various bird notes at daybreak and the flight of moths as the stars of twilight were kindled. Nobel Prize in Literature 1923 - Presentation Speech
  • With such discourse, and the intervening topics of business, the time passed until dinner, Macwheeble meanwhile promising to devise some mode of introducing Edward at the Duchran, where Rose at present resided, without risk of danger or suspicion; which seemed no very easy task, since the laird was a very zealous friend to government. Waverley
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