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

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Other Words from enthusiastic

enthusiastically \ in-​ˌthü-​zē-​ˈa-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enthusiastically (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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Recruiters say the response from Britons has been enthusiastic, but nowhere near solving the problem. Sylvia Hui, The Christian Science Monitor, "A taste of Brexit: Virus locks out UK migrant farm workers," 12 May 2020 Although the boys ignored us, the dogs were enthusiastic. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "Fisher-Paulson: No matter what a family looks like, teenagers will avoid their parents," 28 Apr. 2020 When the bishop for Cuernavaca offered Pinal a permanent appointment, Quinn (who died last year) was enthusiastic. Katie Zavadski, ProPublica, "Dozens of Catholic Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse Found Work Abroad, Some With the Church’s Blessing," 14 Mar. 2020 Just over half are enthusiastic about their first choice picks. Fred Backus, CBS News, "CBS News poll: Most voters expect Trump will be reelected," 23 Feb. 2020 About the European Union all parties are enthusiastic. K. V. Turley, National Review, "All Change in Ireland," 5 Feb. 2020 That’s not so easy, even for these confident owners of stores with enthusiastic, supportive customers. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Good news: How locally owned stores have survived with fresh ideas and loyal customers," 1 May 2020 Though not as old or large, the Republican Party is enthusiastic, monolithic, better-funded, and has its usual cold, analytic eye focused intently on what needs to be done to get power, and hold onto it. John A. Farrell, The New Republic, "TNR Newsletters. Must reads. 5 days a week.," 16 Apr. 2020 This is a more balanced and affordable proposition for folks who are enthusiastic about wine, but not necessarily experts. Dan Q. Dao, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Wine Subscription and Delivery Services Bringing You Bottles from Around the World," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of enthusiastic

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enthusiastic was in 1603

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21 May 2020

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“Enthusiastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthusiastic. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of enthusiastic

: feeling or showing strong excitement about something : filled with or marked by enthusiasm


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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