1. a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

- he felt a kind of religious zeal

Similar word(s): ardor, ardour, elan

Definition categories: feeling, avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness

2. excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

- he had an absolute zeal for litigation

Definition categories: feeling, ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire

3. prompt willingness

- they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority

Similar word(s): eagerness, forwardness, readiness

Definition categories: attribute, willingness