en·​thused | \ in-ˈthüzd, en- also -ˈthyüzd\

Definition of enthused

: feeling or showing enthusiasm : enthusiastic The Royals are enthused about the acquisition of leadoff man Perry, who hit .300 and stole 29 bases for Atlanta in 1988 …— Peter Gammons Like the Barn Swallows, the bluebirds weren't too enthused when I checked out their nestlings' progress.— Linda Tranbarger He and the Heartbreakers … ran through their entire new album in order before an enthused crowd.— David Wild

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The Republican Party will not be able to win elections without an enthused white base. Ezra Klein, Vox, "White threat in a browning America," 30 July 2018 Ryan’s decision comes ahead of a tough midterm election cycle for House Republicans, who are expected to struggle to keep control of the chamber in the face of an enthused Democratic opposition. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election," 11 Apr. 2018 But medical professionals aren't so enthused about the idea of women zapping their vaginas with lasers. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Why the FDA Is Issuing a Major Warning Against Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures," 1 Aug. 2018 Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling data have shown all year that Democrats are more enthused about voting this fall than are Republicans—and African-American voters now are showing the same level of interest as are Democrats overall. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "Democrats’ To-Do List: Translate Anger Into Actual Votes," 17 Sep. 2018 But medical professionals — surprise! — aren't so enthused about the idea of women zapping their vaginas with lasers. Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "The FDA Issued a Warning Against Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures," 1 Aug. 2018 After reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time, Isner was far more enthused. Sam Johnston, chicagotribune.com, "Serena Williams and John Isner differ on Trump at Wimbledon," 9 July 2018 Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' moment against England inside the Estadio Azteca, before 114,580 enthused spectators, sent shockwaves through world football. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 8 Weeks to Go - The Hand of God & the Dark Side of Diego Maradona," 30 Apr. 2018 Can't wait to try hyperloop travel, enthused Twitter user DeviliciousMe. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Tech billionaire Elon Musk plans hyperloop high-speed acceleration and braking test," 8 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of enthused

1843, in the meaning defined above

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