zealot
[ zel-uht ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Greek via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek zēlōtēs, from zēloun ‘be zealous’, from zēlos (see zeal)
Synonyms
  • activist
  • diehard
  • extremist
  • fanatic
  • maniac
  • radical
Antonyms
  • conservative
  • moderate
Definition
a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals
Example
His immense enthusiasm toward his ideals easily qualified him as a zealot.
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