Definition of enthusiastic in US English:

enthusiastic

adjective

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

    ‘the promoter was enthusiastic about the concert venue’
    • ‘There was a lot of enthusiastic hand-shaking in the European parliament in those days.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All were extremely enthusiastic, and eager for everyone on the course to do well.’
    • ‘He's enthusiastic about the live show, but is also keen to raise his comedic profile again.’
    • ‘I like being the elder statesman and the committee is almost entirely new and enthusiastic.’
    • ‘I also have to report that some reviewers were not as enthusiastic as those quoted by the publisher.’
    • ‘The heads of the other two main arms of the military were perhaps less enthusiastic in their reactions.’
    • ‘Finally you will be surrounded by enthusiastic people eager to grow in faith.’
    • ‘What is more, the book has generated some genuinely warm and enthusiastic reviews.’
    • ‘It sounded like a pipe dream, but he was so enthusiastic it was hard not to get excited for him.’
    • ‘She is a lively, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer and we are all very proud of her.’
    • ‘I was interested in how many women competed, and how enthusiastic they were about it.’
    • ‘It was a very enthusiastic meeting and I know I'm going to get a lot of support from the people there.’
    • ‘Such interest was at least as enthusiastic in the provinces as in the metropolis.’
    • ‘But they also care a good deal for me, and are enthusiastic for what will make my life better.’
    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).

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