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synonyms for zeal

  • ardor
  • determination
  • devotion
  • diligence
  • eagerness
  • earnestness
  • fanaticism
  • fervor
  • gusto
  • inclination
  • intensity
  • passion
  • perseverance
  • sincerity
  • spirit
  • urgency
  • verve
  • warmth
  • zest
  • alacrity
  • bustle
  • dispatch
  • drive
  • enterprise
  • fierceness
  • fire
  • hustle
  • initiative
  • intentness
  • keenness
  • mania
  • push
  • readiness
  • vehemence
  • yen
  • stick-to-itiveness
  • what it takes
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antonyms for zeal

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  • apathy
  • coolness
  • disinterest
  • dullness
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • insincerity
  • laziness
  • lethargy
  • neglect
  • discouragement
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How to use zeal in a sentence

Uscinski, for his part, thinks the risk of a social desirability bias with QAnon is minimal, given the unabashed zeal with which proponents seem to demonstrate their support.
WHY IT’S SO HARD TO GAUGE SUPPORT FOR QANONKALEIGH ROGERSJUNE 11, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
He brings the same intuitive scrutiny to Tolontan and his staff, as they chase down new angles of their corruption story with a zeal that ends up endangering them.
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At least that’s what you’d conclude when you think about New Year’s resolutions and the zeal with which so many people make them.
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That is, the communal zeal these days is not love for party but hate for elites.
FORK IN THE ROAD: WHERE WILL THE GOP TURN?NICK FOURIEZOSJANUARY 10, 2021OZY
If Carlson runs in 2024, he would be an instant frontrunner given his anti-establishment zeal and platform on the most popular cable news show by far.
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His zeal led him among foreigners as a missionary; after visiting Bohemia, he went among the Poles, by whom he was killed.
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They have fought countless bloody wars and have committed countless horrible atrocities in their zeal for Him.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I have dared to relate this to your Majesty because of my zeal as a loyal vassal, and as one who looks at things dispassionately.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Zeal, who was sitting stiffly forward, his hands gripping the arms of his chair, laughed dryly.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He braced himself unconsciously, and after Zeal's next words did not relax his body, although his lips turned white and stiff.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO ZEAL

  • alertness
  • avidity
  • briskness
  • cheerfulness
  • dispatch
  • eagerness
  • enthusiasm
  • expedition
  • fervor
  • gaiety
  • hilarity
  • joyousness
  • promptitude
  • quickness
  • readiness
  • speed
  • sprightliness
  • willingness
  • zeal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.