Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun zealot

2 senses of zealot

Sense 1
Zealot -- (a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans)
       => Jew, Hebrew, Israelite -- (a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties)

Sense 2
partisan, zealot, drumbeater -- (a fervent and even militant proponent of something)
       => advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent -- (a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea)

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