Origin of enthusiastic
Examples from the Web for enthusiastic
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.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the help of a lot of enthusiastic, well, guys, he is getting his chance.
In effort to help me do the same, she puts Jessica T.S. Neufville, an enthusiastic 16-year-old member of A-LIFE, on the phone.
Eventually, even the most enthusiastic diner will tire of going to his restaurant.
The maestro was not so enthusiastic as Messiani, but he promised to do what he could.Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing|Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
Lady Beach-Mandarin was so enthusiastic in the matter that she made a special call.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
As you know, I am an enthusiastic and pretty good ball-player.'As Gold in the Furnace'|John E. Copus
M. Raindal had enjoyed the final ballet very much; and the steps of the Sabotire had made him enthusiastic.Two banks of the Seine|Fernand Vandrem
In the Forest he was enthusiastic for the peace, and sneered at the Revolution.Alexander Pope|Leslie Stephen
c.1600, "pertaining to possession by a deity," from Greek enthousiastikos "inspired," from enthousiazein (see enthusiasm). Meaning "pertaining to irrational delusion in religion" is from 1690s. The main modern sense, in reference to feelings or persons, "intensely eager, rapturous," is from late 18c. Related: Enthusiastically.