noun (plural -ries) Date: 1656 excess of zeal ; fanatical devotion

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  • zealotry — (n.) 1650s, from ZEALOT (Cf. zealot) + RY (Cf. ry) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Zealotry — Zealot redirects here. For other uses, see Zealot (disambiguation). Zealotry was originally a political movement in 1st century Second Temple Judaism which sought to incite the people of Iudaea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel …   Wikipedia

  • zealotry — zealot ► NOUN 1) a fanatical and uncompromising follower of a religion or policy. 2) (Zealot) a member of an ancient Jewish sect aiming at a world Jewish theocracy and resisting the Romans until AD 70. DERIVATIVES zealotry noun …   English terms dictionary

  • zealotry — /zel euh tree/, n. undue or excessive zeal; fanaticism. [1650 60; ZEALOT + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • zealotry — noun /ˈzɛlətri/ Something characteristic of a zealot; excessive zeal; fanaticism. See Also: zealot, zealous, zealousness …   Wiktionary

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  • zealotry — zeal·ot·ry || zɪːlÉ™trɪ n. fanaticism, extreme fanaticism, fanatic zeal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zealotry — n 1. fanaticism, single mindedness, obsession, monomania; feverishness, passion, frenzy, hysteria, insanity. 2. dogmatism, bigotry, intolerance, close mindedness, narrow mindedness; prejudice, bias, partiality …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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