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 for zealous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zealous \Zeal"ous\ (?; 277), a. [LL. zelosus. See Zeal.]
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     1. Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or
        ardent, in behalf of an object.
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              He may be zealous in the salvation of souls. --Law.
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     2. Filled with religious zeal. [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster] -- Zeal"ous*ly, adv. -- Zeal"ous*ness,
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "zealous":
     abandoned, ablaze, acquiescent, afire, agitated, agreeable,
     alacritous, all-overish, amenable, anxious, anxioused up,
     apprehensive, ardent, assiduous, avid, boiling over, bothered,
     breathless, buggy, bugs, burning, committed, compliant, concerned,
     consenting, content, cooperative, cordial, dedicated, delirious,
     devoted, devout, diligent, disposed, disquieted, disturbed, docile,
     drunk, eager, earnest, energetic, enthusiastic, excited, exuberant,
     fain, faithful, fanatic, fanatical, favorable, favorably disposed,
     favorably inclined, fearful, febrile, fervent, fervid, fevered,
     feverish, fiery, fired, flaming, flushed, foreboding, forward,
     frenetic, game, glowing, gung ho, hard, hard-core, hardworking,
     hearty, heated, hot, hot-blooded, hotheaded, impassioned,
     in a pucker, in a stew, in earnest, in the mind, in the mood,
     inclined, indefatigable, industrious, infatuated, inflamed,
     intense, intent, intent on, intoxicated, keen, laborious, lively,
     loyal, madcap, minded, misgiving, nervous, never idle, nutty,
     obsessed, on fire, on tenterhooks, overanxious, overapprehensive,
     overdevout, overreligious, overrighteous, overzealous, passionate,
     perfervid, perturbed, pliant, possessed, predisposed, prompt,
     prone, quick, rabid, ready, ready and willing, receptive, red-hot,
     relentless, resolute, responsive, sanctimonious, scorching,
     sedulous, serious, sincere, sleepless, solicitous, spirited,
     steaming, steamy, strained, strenuous, suspenseful, tense,
     tireless, totally committed, tractable, troubled, ultrareligious,
     uneasy, unflagging, unremitting, unrestrained, unsleeping,
     unsparing, unwearied, vehement, vigorous, warm, well-disposed,
     well-inclined, white-hot, wild-eyed, willed, willing,
     willinghearted, zealotic

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