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Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval:‘he could be wildly enthusiastic about a project’
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, earnestView synonyms
- ‘There was a lot of enthusiastic hand-shaking in the European parliament in those days.’
- ‘I also have to report that some reviewers were not as enthusiastic as those quoted by the publisher.’
- ‘But they also care a good deal for me, and are enthusiastic for what will make my life better.’
- ‘All were extremely enthusiastic, and eager for everyone on the course to do well.’
- ‘She is a lively, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer and we are all very proud of her.’
- ‘The officers from Manchester are enthusiastic and keen to take on the challenge.’
- ‘Back then the rallies were big and the support was energetic and enthusiastic.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘To aid me I discussed the idea with a former colleague who was very enthusiastic about the whole thing.’
- ‘Some small local cinemas were still staggering along, run by enthusiastic amateurs.’
- ‘Finally you will be surrounded by enthusiastic people eager to grow in faith.’
- ‘I was interested in how many women competed, and how enthusiastic they were about it.’
- ‘I like being the elder statesman and the committee is almost entirely new and enthusiastic.’
- ‘The cold wet evenings are not a deterrent to the training of the enthusiastic group.’
- ‘Most skaters are active, enthusiastic and trying to do what they love without being hassled.’
- ‘What is more, the book has generated some genuinely warm and enthusiastic reviews.’
- ‘It was a very enthusiastic meeting and I know I'm going to get a lot of support from the people there.’
- ‘It sounded like a pipe dream, but he was so enthusiastic it was hard not to get excited for him.’
- ‘The heads of the other two main arms of the military were perhaps less enthusiastic in their reactions.’
Early 17th century: from Greek enthousiastikos, from enthous possessed by a god (see enthusiasm).
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