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 And the Yankees ultimately weren’t too enthused by Ray. James Wagner, New York Times, "The Yankees’ Trade Deadline Haul? A 20-Year-Old Pitching Prospect," 31 July 2019 Cora, to his credit, wasn’t overly enthused by a three-game sweep of the awful Tigers. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Red Sox will savor break, but know crunch time awaits," 7 July 2019 All the same, investors don’t appear to be overly enthused by the new targets. Washington Post, "Not Sexy, But Steady: A French Bank’s Playbook," 10 June 2019 Needless to say, Ghaly wasn't particularly enthused. SI.com, "7 Premier League Players Who Were Booed by Their Own Supporters," 15 Aug. 2019 Since then, a small but enthused community of plant musicians has formed. Wired, "Let Your Plants Play Music, and Gardens of Sound Will Bloom," 25 Sep. 2019 Kevin Sumlin wasn’t overly enthused about it either, criticizing his club for failing to finish. Michael Lev, azcentral, "Arizona football rewind: 5 takeaways from the Wildcats' victory over NAU," 9 Sep. 2019 The outcome suggests key elements of the Democratic coalition were not enthused enough about their candidates to come out and vote for them. BostonGlobe.com, "Should Election Day be a national holiday?," 26 July 2019 One person who is not so enthused about the trend, however, is none other than Sophie Turner. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Sophie Turner Has Had Enough of the #BottleCapChallenge," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of enthused

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Enthused.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthused. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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