from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Excessive zeal; fanaticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something characteristic of a zealot; excessive zeal; fanaticism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The character and behavior of a zealot; excess of zeal; fanatical devotion to a cause.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Behavior as a zealot; excessive or undue zeal; fanaticism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive intolerance of opposing views
Because their zealotry is so extreme, so incompatible with the practical affairs of modern society, and so violent in will and fervent belief, they must be stopped now.
‘This aggressive new strain of right-wing religious zealotry is actually a throwback to the intolerance that led to the creation of America in the firstplace.’
This aggressive new strain of right-wing religious zealotry is actually a throwback
This aggressive new strain of right-wing religious zealotry is actually a throwback to the intolerance that led to the creation of America in the first place.
His zealotry is the product of an emotional residue, accumulated from observing child sacrifice earlier in his life.
But it helps explain what Mr Kirk describes as the zealotry of WorkCover's investigation.
With that kind of zealotry, screaming about government programs as if Medicare isn't one.
Hence the "zealotry" of much of what is said on issues like 'global warming.'
And why is every disagreement depicted as "zealotry"?
We are confronted with a terrorist project of limitless ambition, merciless methods and reckless zealotry which is almost incomprehensible to the modern mind.