Part of speech: noun

Ardor for a cause; enthusiastic devotion; fervor.

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Usage examples "zeal":

  1. But apparently it was a zeal without knowledge. - "Biographical Essays", Thomas de Quincey.
  2. He spoke with glowing zeal and in a clear, beautiful voice that carried like a trumpet. - "The Hunters of the Hills", Joseph Altsheler.
  3. Besides these motives of religion, the zeal of the inhabitants was excited by the promise of a reward. - "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII.", Juan Antonio Llorente.