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Zeal vs Vehement - What's the difference?

zeal | vehement |

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 vehement is

vehement.

zeal

English

Noun

  • The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.
  • * Dryden
  • Zeal , the blind conductor of the will.
  • * Bible, Romans x. 2
  • I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
  • (obsolete) A zealot.
  • (Ben Jonson)

    Synonyms

    * (fervor) ardor, eagerness, enthusiasm, intensity, passion

    Antonyms

    * (fervor) apathy

    Derived terms

    () * zealot * zealotic * zealotical * zealotry * zealous * zealously * zealousness

    Anagrams

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    vehement

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Showing strong feelings; passionate; forceful or intense.
  • * 2007 , Scott Smith, The Ruins , page 236
  • Amy shook her head, vehement . "The vine didn't kill them. The Mayans did. They tried to flee and the Mayans shot them. The vine just claimed their bodies once they'd been shot. There's no thought involved in that.

    Synonyms

    * (l)