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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Republicans trail on both measures: 47 percent are extremely interested and 42 percent are more enthused. Dana Blanton, Fox News, "Fox News Poll: Democrats ahead in election enthusiasm, interest -- and the vote," 12 July 2018 Democrats are more interested in the upcoming midterm elections and more enthused to vote than usual, and that helps them to an 8-point edge in the generic congressional ballot test. Dana Blanton, Fox News, "Fox News Poll: Democrats ahead in election enthusiasm, interest -- and the vote," 12 July 2018 Bringing up issues like women’s rights could make a nominee at least waffle on them ... and get progressives enthused. John Wildermuth, SFChronicle.com, "Will Dems ‘gum up the works’ to try to block a Trump Supreme Court pick?," 28 June 2018 Mark and Kym, however, were less enthused about their son’s decision to keep playing. Emily Davies, PEOPLE.com, "Parents of College Quarterback Who Died of Suicide on His CTE Diagnosis: 'We Let Him Play Football'," 27 June 2018 Initial liberal reaction to the news was, predictably, less than enthused. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Report: Michael Bloomberg Is, Once Again,Thinking of Running for President," 26 June 2018 Self was equally enthused for a second draft-eligible Jayhawk drafted on Thursday — Svi Mykhailiuk — who was selected 17th in the second round, 47th overall — by the Los Angeles Lakers. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Self says playing in North Carolina 'has to be huge thrill' for Devonté Graham," 22 June 2018 So this was not just moms stepping in when fathers weren’t handling the baby with care or were not very enthused by his child. Belinda Luscombe, Time, "Moms, Here’s How You Can Help Dads Bond With Your Babies," 13 June 2018 Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate, who thrived last season under Rodriguez’s spread scheme, does not seem enthused by the idea of running Niumatalolo’s offense. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Khalil Tate Doesn’t Seem to Want Arizona to Hire Ken Niumatalolo," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of enthused

1843, in the meaning defined above

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