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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Even though Daenerys is technically Jon’s aunt by blood, fans have been more than enthusiastic about getting this pair together. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Season 8: 18 Fan Theories to Know," 18 Mar. 2019 The effort was boosted by enthusiastic support from Bannon's Breitbart, which by thenhad launched a U.K. edition and was promoting Farage and the long-shot Brexit initiative with vigor. chicagotribune.com, "How the 'Bad Boys of Brexit' forged ties with Russia and the Trump campaign and came under scrutiny," 29 June 2018 The social-democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP) put forward a dynamic candidate, Muharrem Ince, who has garnered enthusiastic support with promises of improved Western relations and populist economic policies. Time, "Turkey's Elections May Be Imperfect But They Still Matter," 22 June 2018 There were also early signs that Mr. Byford’s plan might not have enthusiastic support from Mr. Cuomo, who controls the authority and would likely have the greatest responsibility for securing financing. New York Times, "Ambitious Plan to Fix New York Subway Is Already Facing Obstacles," 23 May 2018 Such was the enthusiastic support for Navy SEALS and their families at a gala benefit for the all-volunteer SOF (Special Operations Forces) Support Foundation. Diane Bell, sandiegouniontribune.com, "How much are the doggies in the window? $200,000 for these two Labs — here's why," 23 Apr. 2018 USA TODAY's annual poll made history last year when top vote-getter Timeless was canceled in early May by NBC, which quickly reversed itself, crediting Save Our Shows with demonstrating enthusiastic fan support. Gary Levin, USA TODAY, "It's time to vote: The ballot for 2018's Save Our Shows poll is here," 4 Apr. 2018 But the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act passed both houses of Congress unanimously with Republican President George W. Bush's enthusiastic support. Elliot Spagat, Fox News, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump misses mark on state of Mexico border," 4 Apr. 2018 The president’s pugnacity on immigration took flight in 2015 when his vows to build a border wall drew an enthusiastic response at his rallies and soon became his signature proposal. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Forget Tax Cuts. Trump Wants to Rally the G.O.P. Base Over Immigration.," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of enthusiastic

1603, in the meaning defined above

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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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