zealotry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n zealotry excessive intolerance of opposing views
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zealotry The character and behavior of a zealot; excess of zeal; fanatical devotion to a cause. "Enthusiasm, visionariness, seems the tendency of the German; zeal, zealotry , of the English; fanaticism, of the French.""Enthusiasm, visionariness, seems the tendency of the German; zeal, zealotry , of the English; fanaticism, of the French."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zealotry Behavior as a zealot; excessive or undue zeal; fanaticism.
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Quotations

  • Neil Kinnock
    Neil Kinnock
    “The enemy of idealism is zealotry.”

Usage

In literature:

He snorted aloud with zealotry and the lust for intellectual battle.
"Essays of Travel" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Not hot as the urgings of zealotry heady The action of her who's protectrice and guide.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99, October 18, 1890" by Various
It often unites the self-sacrificing zealotry of religious fanaticism with the recklessness of the gambling table.
"A Leap in the Dark" by A.V. Dicey
Whenever zealotry penetrated into a submissive soul, it became cruel or ridiculous.
"Brazilian Tales" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
On all sides zealotry raises and shakes a protesting hand; on all sides it shrieks, objurgating, threatening.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Those cursed Jesuits, zealous with the zealotry of a new order!
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Supported by Shaftesbury's urbane generalization, Collins laughed openly at the egocentricity and blindness of Marshall's timid zealotry.
"A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729)" by Anthony Collins
He snorted aloud with zealotry and the lust for intellectual battle.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Their superstition and zealotry, 166 38.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
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In news:

A museum outing that nearly folded under the weight of partisan zealotry at Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery—G.
The Wages of Righteousness In Russell Banks's novel, a conflicted son recalls the zealotry of his father, John Brown.
'Last Ounce of Courage' is weighed down by zealotry: review.
And that makes him guilty of letting his zealotry blind him to the harm avoiding effective vaccines did to many vulnerable children.
'Last Ounce of Courage' is weighed down by zealotry : review.
Conservative zealotry vs economic reality.
Flirting with zealotry in Malaysia.
We need a government that, despite the right's anti-tax, anti-regulation zealotry, can address the real needs of those who Mitt Romney suggested were nothing more than burdens to the people who really matter –.
West Point grad quits, cites religious zealotry.
Bipartisan zealotry, Palestinian state solution, term limits.
One wants to respect Harrison, to fathom his pursuit of Krishna, perhaps even to share his religious zealotry.
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