Origin of enthusiastic
Examples from the Web for enthusiastically
Christians around the country will be building crèches and parents will be enthusiastically attending Nativity Plays.
It was sad that my first visit to Court Green, which Sylvia had described so enthusiastically, should be after her demise.
Mourn so enthusiastically that you end up neglecting your own family.Nick Cannon’s Not a Gigolo, But He Had Sex with Kim Kardashian|Amy Zimmerman|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He enthusiastically commended Justin Cartwright (who by that time had already written half a dozen novels).Justin Cartwright’s Novel ‘Lion Heart’ May Win Him the Audience He Deserves|Robert Birnbaum|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He enthusiastically showed off his pruning technique for me and lunch with him was required.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine|Alice Feiring|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For a memorial to Gordon, $500,000 was enthusiastically raised in England.
"Just th' other side of this blasted desert: anywhere where there's water," responded Hopalong, enthusiastically.Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up|Clarence Edward Mulford
Say, I am glad to meet you, said Mr. Bender enthusiastically.The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty|Gerald Breckenridge
“I never knew how I loved that flag before,” cried Mabel enthusiastically.Baseball Joe Around the World|Lester Chadwick
President Lincoln's Proclamation of Emancipation was then read, and enthusiastically cheered.The Freedmen's Book|Lydia Maria Child
British Dictionary definitions for enthusiastically
Word Origin and History for enthusiastically
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.