Definition of enthusiast in English:

enthusiast

Line breaks: en|thu¦si|ast
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈθjuːzɪast
 
, ɛn-/

noun

  • 2 archaic , • derogatory A person of intense and visionary Christian views.

Origin

early 17th century (denoting a person believing that he or she is divinely inspired): from French enthousiaste or ecclesiastical Latin enthusiastes 'member of a heretical sect', from Greek enthousiastēs 'person inspired by a god', from the adjective enthous (see enthusiasm).

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