enthused

adjective
en·​thused | \ in-ˈthüzd How to pronounce enthused (audio) , 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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Examples of enthused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The local delegation returned highly enthused over the possibilities of the causeway being eventually constructed. NOLA.com, "From the Files of The Farmer," 27 Oct. 2020 The couple's son, however, is a little less enthused. Topher Gauk-roger, PEOPLE.com, "John Legend Reveals 'Wild' Pregnancy Announcement with Wife Chrissy Teigen Almost Didn't Happen," 4 Sep. 2020 In a recent phone conversation, Orsillo learned someone had spent 40 minutes clicking through YouTube videos of the enthused duo. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Don Orsillo, Mark Grant infuse welcomed fun into Padres broadcasts," 4 Sep. 2020 While the leaders of the largest teachers unions in the state support the plan, educators on the ground and some school administrators are less enthused about the plan. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer to send $65M in federal coronavirus relief to needy schools," 19 Aug. 2020 Vaidman, who was also not involved in the new work, is less enthused by it, however, and criticizes the identification of Wigner’s friend with a photon. Zeeya Merali, Scientific American, "This Twist on Schrödinger’s Cat Paradox Has Major Implications for Quantum Theory," 17 Aug. 2020 Spinning off those operations could leave the market even less enthused. David Welch, Bloomberg.com, "GM’s Flirtation With EV Spinoff Follows Internal Talks in 2018," 4 Mar. 2020 But not everyone who hopes to eventually see a woman in the White House is so enthused about the idea that the first to do so would be relegated to the No. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, "Is a female Veep nominee progress—or window dressing?," 10 Mar. 2020 But governors actually make the call on whether to reopen their states -- and with many states only just at or past their coronavirus peaks, some of them are less than enthused. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, April 16," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of enthused

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enthused

from past participle of enthuse

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“Enthused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthused. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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