View synonyms for enthusiastic


[ en-thoo-zee-as-tik ]


  1. full of or characterized by enthusiasm; ardent:

    He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play.

    Synonyms: impassioned, fervid, vehement, passionate, zealous, fervent, eager

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Other Words From

  • en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly adverb
  • an·ti·en·thu·si·as·tic adjective
  • hy·per·en·thu·si·as·tic adjective
  • non·en·thu·si·as·tic adjective
  • o·ver·en·thu·si·as·tic adjective
  • pseu·do·en·thu·si·as·tic adjective
  • qua·si-en·thu·si·as·tic adjective
  • un·en·thu·si·as·tic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of enthusiastic1

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Greek enthousiastikós; enthusiast ( def ), -ic ( def )
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Example Sentences

For Biden, nearly 9 in 10 say they are enthusiastic, though a smaller 50 percent say they are very enthusiastic.

It’s been two decades since I first heard an enthusiastic telecom CEO talk about how call center workers would soon work from home.

From Fortune

After extensive discussions and with enthusiastic support from our leadership team and Board, we have decided that we can do better and I’m writing today to share how we intend to do that on a permanent basis.

Many people are enthusiastic, but the material is not widely available yet.

From Ozy

I don’t think there was any ill intent on the part of the researchers, but sometimes being very optimistic about your technology and enthusiastic about it causes you to have blinders on when it comes to risk assessment.

Greens also were less than enthusiastic about new massive public works.

But the two of them are enthusiastic supporters of getting the human race to far-off stars.

This is hardly the “setback for gay marriage” that some enthusiastic headline-writers have proclaimed.

With the help of a lot of enthusiastic, well, guys, he is getting his chance.

The rally had been eagerly attended, was sporadically enthusiastic, and left almost no impression once it was over.

Though Nigel was enthusiastic and determined, he was not insensitive to what was passing in the mind of one he admired and liked.

The more enthusiastic among the audience, male and female, also sport the red cap of liberty.

Both girls were enthusiastic; they spent a long afternoon determining this, arranging that.

“There is no static to-night,” said Mr. Brandon, who overheard the enthusiastic girl.

He worked with a will, delighted that someone as enthusiastic and even younger than himself was now in charge.