Zealous eal"ous (?; 277), a. [LL. zelosus. See {Zeal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object. [1913 Webster]

He may be zealous in the salvation of souls. --Law. [1913 Webster]

2. Filled with religious zeal. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Zeal"ous*ly}, adv. -- {Zeal"ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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