- full of or characterized by enthusiasm; ardent: He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play.
Origin of enthusiastic
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Related Words for unenthusiasticallywarily, hesitantly, cautiously, unwillingly, carefully, blandly, involuntarily, grudgingly, unenthusiastically, dully, lifelessly, monotonously, sluggishly, perforce, willy-nilly
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Historical Examples of unenthusiastically
"I had four years of it at the beginning," said George unenthusiastically.Sonia Married
Josip Pekic nodded, unenthusiastically, and his voice continued to quiver.Expediter
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Mr. Langenau expressed his willingness so unenthusiastically, that I think Mrs. Hollenbeck was staggered.Richard Vandermarck
Miriam Coles Harris
The refined outline sketches proffered by him were unenthusiastically surveyed and languidly discarded like so many wall-papers.Unleavened Bread
I said I would, obligingly but unenthusiastically, because I dont care much for Pendletons.Daddy Long-Legs
- filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatical; keen
Word Origin and History for unenthusiastically
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.