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Definition: a person who is fanatical about a belief or cause, often religious

Synonyms: fanatic, fan, enthusiast, follower, champion, advocate, radical, supporter, devotee, partisan


Tips: The name Zealot was used to describe a member of a group of Jewish rebels who attempted the military overthrow of Roman rule in Palestine in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. Zealot was formed from the word zeal, which is enthusiasm for a particular cause. The related adjective zealous means "enthusiastic and full of zeal."

Usage Examples:

Jane has been called a zealot because of her activism for the women's movement. (radical, fanatic, supporter)

John describes himself as a religious zealot and constantly promotes his Catholic beliefs. (fanatic, devotee)

She is a zealous supporter of the candidate and volunteers her time to campaign for him. (enthusiastic, eager) adjective

Toby's zeal for exercise and healthy eating is admirable, but sometimes I think he's a little too fanatic. (enthusiasm, fanaticism, devotion) noun

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