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Zest vs. Zeal — What's the Difference?

Zest vs. Zeal — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Zest and Zeal

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Zest

Flavor or piquancy
A spice that lends zest to the sauce.
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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
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Zest

Interest or excitement
"A spiral staircase always adds zest to a setting" (P. J. O'Rourke).
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Zeal

Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal.
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Zest

The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring
Added a pinch of grated zest.
Apr 25, 2020
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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.
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Zest

Spirited enjoyment; gusto
"At 53 he retains all the heady zest of adolescence" (Kenneth Tynan).
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Zeal

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

To remove small pieces from (a rind from a citrus fruit) for use as a flavoring in cooking
Zested the lemon.
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Zeal

The collective noun for a group of zebras.
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Zest

The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish.
The orange zest gives the strong flavor in this dish.
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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.
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Zest

General vibrance of flavour.
I add zest to the meat by rubbing it with a spice mixture before grilling.
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Zeal

A zealot.
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Zest

(by extension) Enthusiasm; keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
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Zeal

To be zealous.
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Zest

(rare) The woody, thick skin enclosing the kernel of a walnut.
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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
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Zest

(cooking) To scrape the zest from a fruit.
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Zeal

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

To make more zesty.
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Zest

A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.
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Zest

Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
Almighty Vanity! to thee they oweTheir zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe.
Liberality of disposition and conduct gives the highest zest and relish to social intercourse.
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Zest

The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
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Zest

To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
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Zest

To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine.
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Zest

Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
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Zest

A tart spiciness
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Zest

Add herbs or spices to
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