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- zeal:  Zeal is closely related to jealousy. It comes via late Latin zēlus from Greek zélos ‘fervour, jealousy’. The medieval Latin derivative zēlōsus has left English a double legacy: zealous  and (via Old French) jealous.
- zeal (n.)
- "passionate ardor in pursuit of an objective or course of action," late 14c., from Old French zel (Modern French zèle) and directly from Late Latin zelus "zeal, emulation" (source also of Italian zelo, Spanish celo), a Church word, from Greek zelos "ardor, eager rivalry, emulation," "a noble passion" [Liddell & Scott], but also "jealousy;" prom PIE *ya- "to seek, request, desire." From mid-15c. as "devotion."
- 1. Mr Lopez approached his task with a religious zeal.
- 2. His reforming zeal was boundless.
- 3. The reforms were carried out with an almost messianic zeal.
- 4. Revolutionary zeal caught them up, and they joined the army.
- 革命热情激励他们, 于是他们从军了.
- 5. They worked with great zeal to finish the project.
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