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 Westbrook, for his part, hasn’t seemed too enthused with the Lakers, either. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Though many Disney fans were thrilled about the mouse's makeover, others were not so enthused that Minnie would be ditching her usual polka dot dress. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 28 Jan. 2022 That disparity could shrink if the Democratic base was more enthused. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Jan. 2022 While some borrowers are elated with the outcome, other advocates are less enthused. Zack Friedman, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 But the event exceeded expectations as the orchestra’s music director, Rafael Payare (who first appeared in dramatic silhouette), led the enthused orchestra in its first live performance in 16 months. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2021 Both renowned as top-tier acts, BTS and Chris Martin took the stage in front of the enthused AMA audience and hugged exuberantly at the conclusion of the song. Christian Holub, EW.com, 22 Nov. 2021 Lennox ended the enthused note with a string of hand-clapping emojis and hashtag #adele. Dan Heching, PEOPLE.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Rather, her followers were not super enthused about another glaring fact: that she is also covered in fake blood. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 23 May. 2022.

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