Meaning of zealotic in English:

zealotic

adjective

  • 1Typical or characteristic of a zealot or zealots; characterized by (excessive) zeal.

  • 2 historical Chiefly with capital initial. Of, relating, or belonging to the Zealots. Compare zealotist .

Pronunciation

zealotic

/zɪˈlɒtɪk/ /zɛˈlɒtɪk/ /ziːˈlɒtɪk/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Gauden (c1599–1662), bishop of Worcester. Partly from ancient Greek ζηλωτικός jealous, in Byzantine Greek also zealous from ζηλωτής + -ικός.