en·​thu·​si·​as·​tic | \in-ˌthü-zē-ˈa-stik, en- also -ˌthyü-\

Definition of enthusiastic 

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

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enthusiastically \ in-​ˌthü-​zē-​ˈa-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē , 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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Land got Eisenhower and Allen Dulles, the head of the CIA, enthusiastic about the project, and secret funding was secured. Edward Kosner, WSJ, "‘A Brotherhood of Spies’ and ‘Above and Beyond’ Review: When Spies Took to the Skies," 12 July 2018 This multi-cooker, whose sales have doubled every year since 2011, has an enthusiastic and fanatic following. Cathy Deimeke, USA TODAY, "Ask a Doc: What can I do to make healthy eating fun and easy for my kids?," 4 July 2018 This print is sold out but here's one that's pretty close: South Beach Swim Shorts In Palm Leaf Print, $32, Buy now at Asos The Best of the Patterns The overwhelming opinion on patterns was enthusiastic yet cautious. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "These Are the Swim Trunks Women Want You to Wear," 2 July 2018 It’s hard to envision a more enthusiastic canine companion in the attempt to save a life. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Enthusiastic Hero Dog Has Been Trained to Perform CPR on a Police Officer," 26 June 2018 Other Liverpool fans were just as enthusiastic about their young star, who is yet to make a single senior appearance for the Reds. SI.com, "Liverpool Fans Urge Club to Keep Exciting 21-Year-Old After Scintillating Display," 9 July 2018 That means bearing in mind that not everyone at work is looking to make new friends, no matter how enthusiastic someone else might be. New York Times, "Making a New City Your Home," 29 June 2018 Despite a dearth of knowledge about any of the Democratic candidates, voters who identify as Democrats are still more enthusiastic about voting in this year's elections than Republicans. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MU Poll: Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic rivals," 20 June 2018 Children are learning through their experiences out on the bay, and are becoming enthusiastic about going back. Emily Himes, miamiherald, "Shake-a-Leg provides sailing experience for children of all abilities," 20 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, -ˌthyü-\

Kids Definition of enthusiastic

: feeling strong excitement about something : full of enthusiasm

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