- 1Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval: her energy and enthusiasm for life few expressed enthusiasm about the current leadersMore example sentences
- It was always hard then to create much interest or enthusiasm for it here in London.
- At the time, the parish councillors expressed enthusiasm for the idea.
- Many have expressed enthusiasm for the kind of farming that the Limestone Country project will support.
- 1.1A thing that arouses feelings of intense and eager enjoyment: the three enthusiasms of his life were politics, religion, and booksMore example sentences
- And the best compilations give you a direct line into somebody's head - their enthusiasms and obsessions.
- Whether or not she actually buys women's magazines, she can't escape their sexual anxieties, enthusiasms, and obsessions.
- Not always very quickly - there is merit in taking one's time to build up a picture of usage and so avoid being misled by temporary enthusiasms and short-lived fashion.
early 17th century (sense 2): from French enthousiasme, or via late Latin from Greek enthousiasmos, from enthous 'possessed by a god, inspired' (based on theos 'god').