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Fanatical vs. Zeal — What's the Difference?

Fanatical vs. Zeal — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Fanatical and Zeal

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Fanatical

Possessed with or motivated by excessive, irrational zeal.

Zeal

Great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective
His zeal for privatization
Laura brought a missionary zeal to her work

Fanatical

Having an extreme, irrational zeal or enthusiasm for a specific cause.

Zeal

Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal.

Fanatical

Characteristic of, or relating to, fanaticism; fanatic.
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Zeal

The fervour or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.
She extols the virtues of veganism with missionary zeal.

Fanatical

Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea;
Rabid isolationist

Zeal

(obsolete) A person who exhibits such fervour or tireless devotion.

Zeal

The collective noun for a group of zebras.

Zeal

Passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor.
I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
A zeal for liberty is sometimes an eagerness to subvert with little care what shall be established.

Zeal

A zealot.

Zeal

To be zealous.

Zeal

A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause);
They were imbued with a revolutionary ardor
He felt a kind of religious zeal

Zeal

Excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end;
He had an absolute zeal for litigation

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