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.

Origin of enthusiastic

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

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for unenthusiastic (1 of 2)

unenthusiastic

/ (ˌʌnɪnθjuːzɪˈæstɪk) /

adjective

lacking in enthusiasm

British Dictionary definitions for unenthusiastic (2 of 2)

enthusiastic

/ (ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk) /

adjective

filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatical; keen

Derived Forms

enthusiastically, adverb
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