en·​thu·​si·​as·​tic | \ in-ˌthü-zē-ˈa-stik How to pronounce enthusiastic (audio) , en- also -ˌthyü- \

Definition of enthusiastic

: filled with or marked by enthusiasm enthusiastic supporters an enthusiastic recommendation

Other Words from enthusiastic

enthusiastically \ in-​ˌthü-​zē-​ˈa-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enthusiastic (audio) , en-​ also  -​ˌthyü-​ \ adverb

Examples of enthusiastic in a Sentence

They were enthusiastic supporters of the president. I'm not wildly enthusiastic about your latest idea. She received an enthusiastic welcome.
Recent Examples on the Web Education Minister Kravtsov, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of Putin’s Russification project, flew in mid-June to Melitopol and stressed Moscow’s determination to teach Ukrainian children the Russian version of the nations’ histories. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 18 July 2022 Even cryptocurrency's most enthusiastic cheerleaders acknowledge the potential risks and instability that cryptocurrency can have. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 9 July 2022 Schreiber has taken to diving into the dugout with the most enthusiastic succession of high-fives since Koji Uehara burst onto the scene in 2013. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2022 Organizations will be most enthusiastic to hire those who are committed to being part of their community. Tracy Brower, Forbes, 12 June 2022 Baz Luhrmann’s big-spectacle biopic starring Austin Butler scored the largest and most enthusiastic standing ovation at Cannes — clocking in at 12 minutes — a good sign for film’s popular appeal. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 30 May 2022 Since then, the non-profit program has brought together the most enthusiastic women in wheelchairs to promote awareness and break barriers that many disabled Americans face. Brian Lisik, cleveland, 24 May 2022 The most enthusiastic advocate of lobotomy in America was neurologist Walter Freeman. Richard J. Mcnally, WSJ, 13 May 2022 The rebound comes as cryptocurrencies have seen more than $1 trillion in value vanish in the past six months, testing the resolve of even the most enthusiastic investors. Chris Morris, Fortune, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of enthusiastic

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enthusiastic

borrowed from New Latin & Greek; New Latin enthūsiasticus, borrowed from Greek enthousiastikós "inspired, excited," from enthousiastḗs "person inspired by a god" + -ikos -ic entry 1 — more at enthusiast

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en·​thu·​si·​as·​tic | \ in-ˌthü-zē-ˈa-stik How to pronounce enthusiastic (audio) , -ˌthyü- \

Kids Definition of enthusiastic

: feeling strong excitement about something : full of enthusiasm

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