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Synonyms for Zealot

Synonyms for Zealot

one zealously devoted to a religion

a person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity

one who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures

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a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans

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a fervent and even militant proponent of something

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"His heartrending and moving speech persuaded the Zealots to commit suicide before the expected dawn attack by the Romans.
The purchase provides Zealot Networks an audience extension and aggregation engine to complement its list of publishers, distribution and technology capabilities.
Zealot focuses on what history can tell us about Jesus the man.
According to the book's introduction, Zealot attempts to uncover the space "between the Jesus of the Gospels and the Jesus of history--between Jesus the Christ and Jesus of Nazareth."
It also leads to the occupation of key buildings and organisations and all is orchestrated by a dis-affected band of young anti-capitalists, the Zealots. Adam and Lizzie, both seventeen, witness the rock star's death and when it transpires that Adam's brother Jess has apparently died, fighting the Zealots, his world is turned upside down and in despair he takes a pill of the new death drug.
In This Old Souse, Daheim's twentieth B&B book, Judith and Renie have their hands full with husbands (ex-cop Joe and retired psychologist and consultant Bill), cantankerous elderly moms (Gertrude and Deborah), the B&B's religious zealot maid (Phyliss) and psychotic cat, demanding careers, and goings-on at their church, Our Lady, Star of the Sea.
That Jesus was sympathetic to the Zealot cause may explain why the charges of sedition were not overtly denied by Jesus when asked, "Are you the King of the Jews?" (72) Other references support this view.
[aren't] singularly crazed and incomprehensibly vicious masterminds of evil" He omits bin Laden's own words that condemn him as a crazed zealot whose view of the cause of Mideast malaise ignores reality and is warped by monotheistic fanaticism (which Buell conveniently downplays since he is addressing Humanists).
If you're a TV zealot, we'd like to hear your confession of faith.
Ritchie characterizes Guise as a woman who was neither a Catholic zealot nor a believer in religious persecution.
The Texas Republican, a physician who ran for President in 1988 as the Libertarian Party candidate, is a gold-standard zealot. In every encounter with Greenspan, he finds some way to chide the Fed for failing to maintain a sound dollar--which he defines as being linked to gold.
Jacir's project individualizes people often reduced to the stereotype of zealot or terrorist, and in our obscene moment, these reminders of Palestinian humanity will no doubt strike some as sentimental, disingenuous, or worse.
Enter Andrew Bales, the executive director of Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley and, like the company's artistic director, Dennis Nahat, a zealot for live music with dance.
Unlike earlier polemic characterizations of Pinchot as a stubborn zealot advocating a narrow form of economic forestry, Miller portrays a dynamic leader who, in the words of his wife, Cornelia, not long after his death in 1946, "insisted that conservation must be reinvigorated, revived.