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Wordnet 3.0


1. marked by active interest and enthusiasm;
- Example: "an avid sports fan"
[syn: avid, zealous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zealous \Zeal"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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

zealous adj 1: marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan" [syn: avid, zealous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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