Excessive and extreme devotion to a particular cause, especially a political or religious one.
Derived from the latin word 'zelosus' meaning 'zealous'.
- The zealotry of the activists was both admirable and frightening, as they would stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
- The zealotry of the followers of the cult was both dangerous and misguided, as they believed that their leader was a prophet and that their cause was the only true one.
- The zealotry of the revolutionaries was both inspiring and naive, as they believed that their ideals would conquer all and that their sacrifices would be rewarded.
- The zealotry of the fanatics was both admirable and tragic, as they gave their lives for their beliefs, but in doing so they destroyed the lives of others.
- The zealotry of the zealots was both admirable and pitiful, as they had a strong faith and conviction, but they were often misinformed, misguided, and sometimes even evil.