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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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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However, the biggest part of Lillian's life was her enthusiastic and intense love for her family. courant.com, "Lillian Tanguay," 15 Sep. 2019 Sited at local clubs Ole Bull Scene and Underlig, the event fostered a spirit of genuine collaboration with Norwegian musicians to an enthusiastic and attentive local audience. Paul Sexton, Billboard, "How U.K. & U.S. Artists Are Fueling the Norwegian Americana Scene," 12 Sep. 2019 Guzmán describes Harth-Bedoya as a kind and enthusiastic man. Carmina Tiscareño, Dallas News, "Harth-Bedoya set to open final season at the helm of Fort Worth symphony," 28 Aug. 2019 Pop is a voracious and enthusiastic student of American music, from the Ronettes and Dave Brubeck to Link Wray and Bob Dylan. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "The Survival of Iggy Pop," 26 Aug. 2019 Now, with financial and marketing help from its government, Georgian wine was becoming a sought-after commodity on the world stage as the country’s rustic, honeyed amber wines and fierce, spicy reds began to find an enthusiastic fan base. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "In Sonoma, a natural winemaker looks to the Republic of Georgia for inspiration," 15 Aug. 2019 The retailer hasn't yet commented on its store hours for 2019—but in previous years, Walmart has, in fact, been open all day Thursday, and it's even opened its doors to enthusiastic Black Friday shoppers at 6 p.m. (local time) on Thanksgiving. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Is Walmart Open on Thanksgiving? Here Are Their Hours on Turkey Day," 5 Aug. 2019 Former tech executive Andrew Yang has a small but enthusiastic following. Melissa Gomez, latimes.com, "Who are the Democratic candidates for president?," 8 July 2019 These trends suggest that Republicans can’t afford to be complacent, no matter how enthusiastic the president’s Orlando, Fla., rally was Tuesday. Karl Rove, WSJ, "More States Are Up for Grabs in 2020," 19 June 2019

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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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