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enthusiastic Line breaks: en|thu¦si|as¦tic
Pronunciation: /ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈastɪk/

Definition of enthusiastic in English:


Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval: he could be wildly enthusiastic about a project
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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, warm, passionate, zealous, lively, vivacious, energetic, vigorous, dynamic, vehement, fiery, excited, exuberant, ebullient, spirited, hearty, wholehearted, committed, willing, ready, devoted, fanatical, earnest


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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