Definition of enthusiastic in English:

enthusiastic

Line breaks: en|thu¦si|as¦tic
Pronunciation: /ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈastɪk
 
, ɛn-/

adjective

Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval: he could be wildly enthusiastic about a project
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
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

Origin

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

Derivatives

enthusiastically

adverb
More example sentences
  • The staff worked hard and enthusiastically to give pupils the best start in life that they could.
  • Last time they came they were enthusiastically received and this visit is eagerly awaited.
  • Some were surprised to hear him enthusiastically espouse the private sector and contestability at the launch.

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