Definition of enthusiastic in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˌTH(y)o͞ozēˈastik/
Pronunciation: /enˌTH(y)o͞ozēˈastik/


Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval: the promoter was enthusiastic about the concert venue
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  • Back then the rallies were big and the support was energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Finally you will be surrounded by enthusiastic people eager to grow in faith.
  • All were extremely enthusiastic, and eager for everyone on the course to do well.
eager, keen, avid, ardent, fervent, passionate, ebullient, zealous, vehement;
excited, wholehearted, committed, devoted, fanatical, earnest
informal hog-wild, can-do, gung-ho, rah-rah, psyched


Early 17th century: from Greek enthousiastikos, from enthous 'possessed by a god' (see enthusiasm).

Words that rhyme with enthusiastic

bombastic, drastic, dynastic, ecclesiastic, elastic, encomiastic, fantastic, gymnastic, iconoclastic, mastic, monastic, neoplastic, orgastic, orgiastic, periphrastic, plastic, pleonastic, sarcastic, scholastic, scholiastic

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Syllabification: en·thu·si·as·tic

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