enthusiastic

Enthusiastic appreciation for something is more than just liking it — it's loving it. You're an enthusiastic fan of Italian food if you not only like it, you can't live without it.

Enthusiastic's Greek origins paint a vivid picture of how an enthusiastic person got that way, as the word literally means "possessed by a god." You may recognize the "god" part of the word — theos, as in theology — "the study of God." If you're enthusiastic about working on your vocabulary words, you don't have to be reminded to do it — you can't wait.

DEFINITIONS OF: enthusiastic

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adj having or showing great excitement and interest

enthusiastic crowds filled the streets”
“an enthusiastic response”
“was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons”
Synonyms
ardent, warm
characterized by strong enthusiasm
avid, zealous
marked by active interest and enthusiasm
crazy, dotty, gaga, wild
intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
evangelical, evangelistic
marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause
glowing
highly enthusiastic
gung ho
very enthusiastic and dedicated
overenthusiastic
unduly enthusiastic
passionate
having or expressing strong emotions
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
Antonyms:
unenthusiastic
not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor
cold
feeling or showing no enthusiasm
half-hearted, halfhearted, lukewarm, tepid
feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
passionless
not passionate
spiritless
lacking ardor or vigor or energy
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