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Meaning of ZEALOT

Pronunciation:  'zelut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a fervent and even militant proponent of something
 

ZEALOT is a 6 letter word that starts with Z.

 

 Synonyms: partisan
 
 See Also: advocate, advocator, bigot, doctrinaire, dogmatist, exponent, proponent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Zeal"ot\, n. [F. z['e]lote, L. zelotes, Gr. ?. See
{Zeal}.]
One who is zealous; one who engages warmly in any cause, and
pursues his object with earnestness and ardor; especially,
one who is overzealous, or carried away by his zeal; one
absorbed in devotion to anything; an enthusiast; a fanatical
partisan.

      Zealots for the one [tradition] were in hostile array
      against zealots for the other.           --Sir J.
                                               Stephen.

      In Ayrshire, Clydesdale, Nithisdale, Annandale, every
      parish was visited by these turbulent zealots.
                                               --Macaulay.

 

 

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