Zeal vs. Zest

Zeal vs. Zest — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Zeal and Zest

Zealnoun

Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal.

Zestnoun

Flavor or piquancy

a spice that lends zest to the sauce.

Zealnoun

The fervour or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

Zestnoun

Interest or excitement

"A spiral staircase always adds zest to a setting" (P. J. O'Rourke).

Zealnoun

(obsolete) A zealot.

Zestnoun

The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring

added a pinch of grated zest.
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Zealnoun

The collective noun for a group of zebras.

Zestnoun

Spirited enjoyment; gusto

"At 53 he retains all the heady zest of adolescence" (Kenneth Tynan).

Zealnoun

a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause);

they were imbued with a revolutionary ardorhe felt a kind of religious zeal

Zestverb

To remove small pieces from (a rind from a citrus fruit) for use as a flavoring in cooking

zested the lemon.

Zealnoun

excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end;

he had an absolute zeal for litigation

Zestnoun

The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish.

The orange zest gives the strong flavor in this dish.
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Zestnoun

General vibrance of flavour.

I add zest to the meat by rubbing it with a spice mixture before grilling.

Zestnoun

(by extension) Enthusiasm; keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.

Zestnoun

(rare) The woody, thick skin enclosing the kernel of a walnut.

Zestverb

(cooking) To scrape the zest from a fruit.

Zestverb

To make more zesty.

Zestnoun

vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

Zestnoun

a tart spiciness

Zestverb

add herbs or spices to