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
  1. adjective
    having or showing great excitement and interest
    enthusiastic crowds filled the streets”
    “an enthusiastic response”
    “was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons”
    synonyms: keen
    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
    highly enthusiastic
    gung ho
    very enthusiastic and dedicated
    unduly enthusiastic
    having or expressing strong emotions
    displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
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    not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor
    feeling or showing no enthusiasm
    half-hearted, halfhearted, lukewarm, tepid
    feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
    not passionate
    lacking ardor or vigor or energy
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