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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However, the number nine was less than enthused at a move to City, preferring their local rivals. SI.com, "8 of Football's Greatest Transfer Heists," 4 June 2018 Back inside the kitchen, an equally enthused Mr. Qurashi shows off an iPhone photo of the chickens’ eggs. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "A Silicon Valley Retreat Where ‘Star Trek’ Meets ‘Star Wars’," 6 Dec. 2018 But overall, most folks were not enthused about it. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Madonna's Tribute to Aretha Franklin at the VMAs Sparks Outrage," 21 Aug. 2018 Instead, Trump seemed less than enthused about the prospects for his plan at some points. John Wagner, Washington Post, "Trump’s infrastructure push, a marquee campaign promise, is overshadowed by controversy and tragedy," 17 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of enthused

1843, in the meaning defined above

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