AskDefine | Define zealousness

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Zealous \Zeal"ous\ (?; 277), a. [LL. zelosus. See Zeal.] [1913 Webster]
Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object. [1913 Webster] He may be zealous in the salvation of souls. --Law. [1913 Webster]
Filled with religious zeal. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- Zeal"ous*ly, adv. -- Zeal"ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]



  1. The quality of being zealous; zeal
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