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{adj: blood-and-guts} marked by great zeal or violence
"real blood-and-guts fiction"
"blood-and-guts football"



{adj: unrelaxed} nor relaxed
"his life was drawing to a close in baffled zeal and unrelaxed strain"- U.B.Phillips

{n: Third Crusade} a Crusade from 1189 to 1192 led by Richard I and the king of France that failed because an army torn by dissensions and fighting on foreign soil could not succeed against forces united by religious zeal

{n: ardor, ardour, elan, zeal} a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
"they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"
"he felt a kind of religious zeal"

{n: fad, craze, furor, furore, cult, rage} an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
"he always follows the latest fads"
"it was all the rage that season"

{n: idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultism} religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

{n: proselytism} the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel

{n: readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness} prompt willingness
"readiness to continue discussions"
"they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"
"they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"
"he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"

{n: religiosity, religionism, religiousism, pietism} exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal

{n: zeal} excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
"he had an absolute zeal for litigation"


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