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1 a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time
  • this year's enthusiasm is often next year's laughingstock

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2 urgent desire or interest
  • in my enthusiasm to get going, I forgot to pack any foul-weather clothing

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passion, fervor, ardor, enthusiasm, zeal mean intense emotion compelling action. passion applies to an emotion that is deeply stirring or ungovernable. was a slave to his passions fervor implies a warm and steady emotion. read the poem aloud with great fervor ardor suggests warm and excited feeling likely to be fitful or short-lived. the ardor of their honeymoon soon faded enthusiasm applies to lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity. never showed much enthusiasm for sports zeal implies energetic and unflagging pursuit of an aim or devotion to a cause. preaches with fanatical zeal

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The first known use of enthusiasm was in 1595

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“Enthusiasm.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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