English noun: zeal
|1.||zeal (feeling) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)|
|Samples||They were imbued with a revolutionary ardor.|
He felt a kind of religious zeal.
|Synonyms||ardor, ardour, elan|
|Broader (hypernym)||avidity, avidness, eagerness, keenness|
|2.||zeal (feeling) excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end|
|Samples||He had an absolute zeal for litigation.|
|Broader (hypernym)||ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire|
|3.||zeal (attribute) prompt willingness|
|Samples||Readiness to continue discussions.|
They showed no eagerness to spread the gospel.
They disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority.
He tried to explain his forwardness in battle.
|Synonyms||eagerness, forwardness, readiness|