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Definition of Zealous


  1. Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object.
  2. Filled with religious zeal.

Zealous Quotations

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
Khalil Gibran

Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
William Shenstone

I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends.
Fred Frith

I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
George Washington

The children who are 'our future' will inherit a world created not just by parental devotion but by the sort of zealous, focused endeavors that can preclude good parenting.
Virginia Postrel
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Zealous Translations

zealous in German is pflichteifrig, eifrig
zealous in Italian is zelante
zealous in Latin is contentus
zealous in Spanish is entusiasta, celoso, asiduo
zealous in Swedish is ivrig, nitisk
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