enthusiastically

[ en-thoo-zee-as-tik-lee ]
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adverb
  1. with lively interest or enthusiasm; eagerly; ardently or passionately: When not volunteering or working, she enthusiastically pursues outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.

Origin of enthusiastically

1
First recorded in 1725–35; enthusiastic + -ally

Other words from enthusiastically

  • an·ti·en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • hy·per·en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • pseu·do·en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·en·thu·si·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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How to use enthusiastically in a sentence

  • “Maybe so,” Bess responded as unenthusiastically as she could, for she was afraid to let Nan even guess at her own excitement.

  • The firemen slashed unenthusiastically at the grass, which gave way only grudgingly and by inches.

  • "If we're keeping to our plan," she answered unenthusiastically.

    Sonia Married | Stephen McKenna
  • "I had four years of it at the beginning," said George unenthusiastically.

    Sonia Married | Stephen McKenna
  • I asked unenthusiastically, fingering the card and then glancing at my watch.

    Sonia Between two Worlds | Stephen McKenna