What does the word zealous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Zealously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Filled with or incited by zeal.

Usage examples for zealous

  1. He was a graduate of West Point, and seems a remarkably zealous officer, besides being very modest and unassuming in his manners. – Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  2. Even your soldiers are not so zealous for death but they fight behind sand- bags. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  3. The fair damsel with the collar- bones was particularly zealous in pushing him about. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann