Definition of enthusiastic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌθuːziˈæstɪk//
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feeling or showing a lot of excitement and interest about somebody/something an enthusiastic supporter an enthusiastic welcome enthusiastic about somebody/something You don't sound very enthusiastic about the idea. enthusiastic about doing something She was even less enthusiastic about going to Spain. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Greek enthousiastikos, from enthous ‘possessed by a god’ (based on theos ‘god’).Extra examples Film critics are largely enthusiastic about the thriller. He was quite enthusiastic about the idea. Mrs Neil did not seem particularly enthusiastic about her job. She’s all enthusiastic about China now that she’s been there. The audience was wildly enthusiastic. We were enthusiastic in our support of him. I love playing to such an enthusiastic audience. They gave her an enthusiastic welcome. You don’t sound very enthusiastic about the idea.
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