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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Wall Street bond rating agencies have been a bit less enthusiastic. Hal Dardick, chicagotribune.com, "Emanuel cuts Chicago pension debt, but future hits to taxpayers still expected," 11 July 2018 The young refugee, who suffered a broken leg and back, now lives in Ireland, where a soccer tournament with a difference has drawn crowds that are every bit as enthusiastic as those gathered in Russia for the World Cup – if rather smaller. Cormac O'brien, The Christian Science Monitor, "Refugees in Ireland find their footing with soccer tournament," 5 July 2018 However, at last year’s E3, Spencer was substantially less enthusiastic. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Microsoft says it’s no longer planning VR support on Xbox," 20 June 2018 Among Republicans, 67% are very enthusiastic, while among Democrats 71% are. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MU Poll: Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic rivals," 20 June 2018 Broadcom investors weren’t as enthusiastic about the deal, sending shares down 33.46, or 14%, to 209.98. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "U.S. Stocks Regain Ground After Losses," 12 July 2018 Some Boise developers and architects are less enthusiastic about Pioneer Crossing than some of Gardner's other projects. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Developer Tommy Ahlquist jumping to a new company," 22 June 2018 Wall Street initially was enthusiastic about the prospect of a bidding war, but shares of the three companies this week have remained steady. Meg James, latimes.com, "After 23 years in his father's company, James Murdoch is contemplating life beyond Fox," 30 May 2018 Georgia regained top-dog status in the 2018 recruiting rankings, but Athens wasn’t the only site of an enthusiastic National Signing Day celebration. Chris Johnson, SI.com, "National Signing Day 2018: Winners and Losers From the Fax Machine Frenzy," 7 Feb. 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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