enthusiastic

[ en-thoo-zee-as-tik ]
/ ɛnˌθu ziˈæs tɪk /

adjective

full of or characterized by enthusiasm; ardent: He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play.

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Origin of enthusiastic

From the Greek word enthousiastikós, dating back to 1595–1605. See enthusiast, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for overenthusiastic (1 of 2)

overenthusiastic
/ (ˌəʊvərɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk) /

adjective

excessively enthusiastic

British Dictionary definitions for overenthusiastic (2 of 2)

enthusiastic
/ (ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk) /

adjective

filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatical; keen

Derived forms of enthusiastic

enthusiastically, adverb
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