Definition of enthusiastic in English:

enthusiastic

adjective

  • Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

    ‘he could be wildly enthusiastic about a project’
    • ‘The officers from Manchester are enthusiastic and keen to take on the challenge.’
    • ‘The heads of the other two main arms of the military were perhaps less enthusiastic in their reactions.’
    • ‘But they also care a good deal for me, and are enthusiastic for what will make my life better.’
    • ‘Back then the rallies were big and the support was energetic and enthusiastic.’
    • ‘Some small local cinemas were still staggering along, run by enthusiastic amateurs.’
    • ‘It was a very enthusiastic meeting and I know I'm going to get a lot of support from the people there.’
    • ‘Finally you will be surrounded by enthusiastic people eager to grow in faith.’
    • ‘The cold wet evenings are not a deterrent to the training of the enthusiastic group.’
    • ‘There was a lot of enthusiastic hand-shaking in the European parliament in those days.’
    • ‘Most skaters are active, enthusiastic and trying to do what they love without being hassled.’
    • ‘She is a lively, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer and we are all very proud of her.’
    • ‘All were extremely enthusiastic, and eager for everyone on the course to do well.’
    • ‘It sounded like a pipe dream, but he was so enthusiastic it was hard not to get excited for him.’
    • ‘What is more, the book has generated some genuinely warm and enthusiastic reviews.’
    • ‘I was interested in how many women competed, and how enthusiastic they were about it.’
    • ‘I also have to report that some reviewers were not as enthusiastic as those quoted by the publisher.’
    • ‘I like being the elder statesman and the committee is almost entirely new and enthusiastic.’
    • ‘To aid me I discussed the idea with a former colleague who was very enthusiastic about the whole thing.’
    • ‘He's enthusiastic about the live show, but is also keen to raise his comedic profile again.’
    • ‘Such interest was at least as enthusiastic in the provinces as in the metropolis.’
    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
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

enthusiastic

/ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈastɪk//ɛnˌθjuːzɪˈastɪk/