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Another word for zealot

  1. One zealously devoted to a religion

  2. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity

      1. An indehiscent fruit having a single seed enclosed in a hard shell, such as an acorn or hazelnut.
      2. The usually edible seed of such a fruit.
      3. Any of various other usually edible seeds enclosed in a hard covering such as a seed coat or the stone of a drupe, as in a pine nut, peanut, almond, or walnut.
      1. A thing or occurrence that is markedly unusual or irregular:
      2. An abnormally formed organism, especially one regarded as a curiosity.
      3. A sudden capricious turn of mind; a whim:
      1. An evil spirit; a demon.
      2. The Devil; Satan.
      3. A diabolically evil or wicked person.
      1. A machine using an electric motor to rotate thin, rigid vanes in order to move air, as for cooling.
      2. A collapsible, usually wedge-shaped device made of a light material such as silk, paper, or plastic.
      3. A machine for winnowing.
      1. A soft, thick, undyed leather made chiefly from the skins of buffalo, elk, or oxen.
      2. A military uniform coat made of such leather.
      3. A pale, light, or moderate yellowish pink to yellow, including moderate orange-yellow to light yellowish brown.
      1. A psychotic or otherwise mentally ill person who exhibits violent or bizarre behavior. Not used in psychiatric diagnosis.
      2. A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something:
      3. A person who acts in a wildly irresponsible way:
      1. A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
      2. Fanatical.
      1. One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit:
      2. A zealot; a fanatic.
      1. One who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate:
      2. An ardent or fanatical adherent of a religion.
      1. An insect having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking, such as an aphid, a bedbug, or a stinkbug.
      2. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
      3. A small invertebrate with many legs, such as a spider or a centipede.
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  3. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures

Another word for zealot


Synonym Study

  • Bigot implies blind and intolerant devotion to a creed, opinions, etc. a religious bigot
  • An enthusiast is one who is animated by an intense and eager interest in an activity, cause, etc. a sports enthusiast
  • Fanatic suggests the unreasonable overzealousness of one who goes to any length to maintain or carry out his or her beliefs a temperance fanatic
  • Zealot implies extreme or excessive devotion to a cause and vehement activity in its support zealots of reform