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enthusiastic Syllabification: en·thu·si·as·tic
Pronunciation: /inˌTH(y)o͞ozēˈastik/
/enˌTH(y)o͞ozēˈastik/

Definition of enthusiastic in English:

adjective

Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval: the promoter was enthusiastic about the concert venue
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
excited, wholehearted, committed, devoted, fanatical, earnest
informalhog-wild, can-do, gung-ho, rah-rah, psyched

Origin

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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