Origin of enthusiastic
Examples from the Web for unenthusiastic
For years, young voters in America have been unenthusiastic about, if not outright hostile toward, the GOP.New Harvard Study Finds the Door to Millennial Vote Is Open to GOP|Kristen Soltis Anderson|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Israeli official response to Barak's trial balloon was unenthusiastic.For the Palestinian Authority: The Answer is Always No|David Frum|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Behind the scenes, Schwarzenegger was an unenthusiastic endorser of Bush in 2004.
I began to think him particularly lukewarm and unenthusiastic.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
Hence their virtuously proud indignation at the unenthusiastic wits and scoffers.
Nothing more melancholy and unenthusiastic than the people's attitude could be imagined.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
And then he stopped, having caught Val's unenthusiastic glance.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
"'A charming girl,' said Ferdinand du Tillet in a cool, unenthusiastic tone," Bixiou continued.The Firm of Nucingen|Honore de Balzac
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.