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Synonyms for zeal

Synonyms for zeal

passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject, for example

Synonyms for zeal

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

excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

prompt willingness

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He has made no scruple of preferring the testimony of Father du Bernat to the writings of all the Portuguese Jesuits, to whom he allows great zeal, but little learning, without giving any other reason than that his favourite was a Frenchman.
But his zeal did not grow cold; and only about five years before his death he took great pains in preparing a new edition of the Indian Bible.
Custom, duty and religious zeal might have commanded the union; but there could have been no love on La's part.
If kingdom move thee not, let move thee zeal And duty--zeal and duty are not slow, But on Occasion's forelock watchful wait: They themselves rather are occasion best-- Zeal of thy Father's house, duty to free Thy country from her heathen servitude.
I threw all precaution to the winds, threw myself with fiercer zeal into the fight for socialism, laughed at the editors and publishers who warned me and who were the sources of my hundred porterhouses a day, and was brutally careless of whose feelings I hurt and of how savagely I hurt them.
Indeed we would," cried Cecily, forgetting her timidity in her zeal.
It seems it didn't--though how much was pure missionary zeal and how much just plain King spunk I'm doubtful.
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.
Before I proceed farther, I shall beg leave to obviate some misconstructions into which the zeal of some few readers may lead them; for I would not willingly give offence to any, especially to men who are warm in the cause of virtue or religion.
For my experience tells me that even after the above directions have been followed with the greatest possible zeal, the student will still halt in perplexity before certain passages in the book before us, and wonder what they mean.
Konstantin Levin felt that there was no course open to him but to submit, or to confess to a lack of zeal for the public good.
But Konstantin Levin wanted to justify himself for the failing, of which he was conscious, of lack of zeal for the public welfare, and he went on.
She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.
He said that "These were men to whose indefatigable zeal modern philosophers were indebted for most of the foundations of their knowledge.
Chief Inspector Heat raised his eyebrows at the black, narrow back, which remained obstinately presented to his intelligence and his zeal.