Adjective "enthusiastic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈastɪk//ɛnˌθjuːzɪˈastɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
  1. 'To aid me I discussed the idea with a former colleague who was very enthusiastic about the whole thing.'
  2. 'The cold wet evenings are not a deterrent to the training of the enthusiastic group.'
  3. 'The officers from Manchester are enthusiastic and keen to take on the challenge.'
  4. 'Back then the rallies were big and the support was energetic and enthusiastic.'
  5. 'What is more, the book has generated some genuinely warm and enthusiastic reviews.'
  6. 'But they also care a good deal for me, and are enthusiastic for what will make my life better.'
  7. 'It sounded like a pipe dream, but he was so enthusiastic it was hard not to get excited for him.'
  8. 'Some small local cinemas were still staggering along, run by enthusiastic amateurs.'
  9. 'There was a lot of enthusiastic hand-shaking in the European parliament in those days.'
  10. 'He's enthusiastic about the live show, but is also keen to raise his comedic profile again.'

Definitions

1. full of or characterized by enthusiasm; ardent: He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be enthusiastic about things."

"people can be enthusiastic in terms."

"people can be enthusiastic at gulls."

"people can be enthusiastic about ideas."

"analysts can be enthusiastic about plans."

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Origin

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