en·​thused in-ˈthüzd How to pronounce enthused (audio)
 also  -ˈthyüzd
: 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

Examples of enthused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Obviously, when an American wins at the US Open, the crowd is going to go wild, but perhaps no spectators were as enthused as Gauff's own mother, Candi Gauff, and…Amanda Seyfried? Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 10 Sep. 2023 McFadden is aware that his fellow creatives may be less enthused. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Aug. 2023 Advertisement Flournoy isn’t the only one who is enthused about the soaring stalk. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 6 July 2023 The officials at the Florida Speed Carnival, the land-speed competition where Curtiss first proposed test-racing his eight-cylinder monster, were less enthused about the experiment and disqualified the oversized and over-engined machine as too powerful to run in any of the official classes. Elana Scherr, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 However, as the actor later recalled to Drew Barrymore, the girls weren't exactly enthused to be on set. Stephanie Kaloi, Peoplemag, 27 Mar. 2023 But Catsimatidis sounded less enthused about Trump’s prospects for the future. Maggie Haberman, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Feb. 2023 The enthused reaction from a diner helped inspire Pan Con Queso’s concept. Mrussell, oregonlive, 2 Aug. 2023 Investors seem more enthused by Thursday morning's GDP data than worried about the proposal that could raise large banks' capital requirements by 20%. WSJ, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History


from past participle of enthuse

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enthused was in 1843

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“Enthused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthused. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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