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Earnest vs Zeal - What's the difference?

earnest | zeal |


As nouns the difference between earnest and zeal

is that earnest is gravity; serious purpose; earnestness while zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

As a verb earnest

is to be serious with; use in earnest.

As an adjective earnest

is serious in speech or action; eager; urgent; importunate; pressing; instant.

As a proper noun Earnest

is a given name derived from Germanic, an occasional spelling variant of Ernest.

Will vs Zeal - What's the difference?

will | zeal |


As nouns the difference between will and zeal

is that will is desire, longing. (Now generally merged with later senses. while zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

As a verb will

is to wish, desire.

As a proper noun Will

is a diminutive=William given name. Also used as a formal given name.

Keen vs Zeal - What's the difference?

keen | zeal |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between keen and zeal

is that keen is (obsolete) brave, courageous; bold, audacious while zeal is (obsolete) a zealot.

As nouns the difference between keen and zeal

is that keen is a prolonged wail for a deceased person while zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

As an adjective keen

is showing a quick and ardent willingness or responsiveness, enthusiastic, eager; interested, intense.

As a verb keen

is (rare) to sharpen; to make cold or keen can be to utter a keen.

Activity vs Zeal - What's the difference?

activity | zeal |


As nouns the difference between activity and zeal

is that activity is the state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities while zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

Envy vs Zeal - What's the difference?

envy | zeal |


In obsolete terms the difference between envy and zeal

is that envy is to emulate while zeal is a zealot.

As nouns the difference between envy and zeal

is that envy is resentful desire of something possessed by another or others (but not limited to material possessions) while zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

As a verb envy

is to feel displeasure or hatred towards (someone) for their good fortune or possessions.

Lust vs Zeal - What's the difference?

lust | zeal |


In obsolete terms the difference between lust and zeal

is that lust is virility; vigour; active power while zeal is a zealot.

As nouns the difference between lust and zeal

is that lust is a feeling of strong desire, especially of a sexual nature while zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

As a verb lust

is to desire very strongly.

Enthusiastic vs Zeal - What's the difference?

enthusiastic | zeal |


As an adjective enthusiastic

is with zealous fervor; excited, motivated.

As a noun zeal is

the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

Zeal vs Addiction - What's the difference?

zeal | addiction |


As nouns the difference between zeal and addiction

is that zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest while addiction is (medicine) a state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequencesangres dh, bettinardi-angres k (october 2008) "the disease of addiction: origins, treatment, and recovery" dis mon 54 (10): 696–721 doi:101016/jdisamonth200807002 pmid 18790142malenka rc, nestler ej, hyman se (2009) "chapter 15: reinforcement and addictive disorders" in sydor a, brown ry molecular neuropharmacology: a foundation for clinical neuroscience (2nd ed) new york: mcgraw-hill medical pp 364–365, 375 isbn 9780071481274 "the defining feature of addiction is compulsive, out-of-control drug use, despite negative consequences compulsive eating, shopping, gambling, and sex–so-called “natural addictions”– indeed, addiction to both drugs and behavioral rewards may arise from similar dysregulation of the mesolimbic dopamine system".

Optimism vs Zeal - What's the difference?

optimism | zeal |


As nouns the difference between optimism and zeal

is that optimism is a tendency to expect the best, or at least, a favourable outcome while zeal is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

Zeal vs Proactive - What's the difference?

zeal | proactive |


As a noun zeal

is the fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

As an adjective proactive is

acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty.

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