Synonyms for enthusiast

Grammar : Noun
Spell : en-thoo-zee-ast, -ist
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˈθu ziˌæst, -ɪst

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Définition of enthusiast

Origin :
  • 1560s, pejorative, "one who believes himself possessed of divine revelations or special communication from God," from Greek enthousiastes "a person inspired," from enthousiazein (see enthusiasm). General sense (not always entirely pejorative) is from mid-18c.
  • noun person active in interest
Example sentences :
  • I am, if possible, more than ever an enthusiast to the Muses.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • Jackson the President, Jackson the general, was an enthusiast.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • He was an enthusiast, and his portfolio was full of schemes of far-reaching magnitude.
  • Extract from : « A Zola Dictionary » by J. G. Patterson
  • This one was not smoking, and he had the startled eyes of the enthusiast.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • There was that enthusiast brother of hers—the officer they shot under Nicholas.
  • Extract from : « Under Western Eyes » by Joseph Conrad
  • You are not an enthusiast, but there is an immense force of revolt in you.
  • Extract from : « Under Western Eyes » by Joseph Conrad
  • In the 'Innocents' the writer is the enthusiast with a sense of humor.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Perhaps this is the best method for an enthusiast to pursue.
  • Extract from : « Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol 150, February 9, 1916 » by Various
  • Like Dr. Schliemann he was no erudite savant, but an enthusiast with an eye for likely sites.
  • Extract from : « The Clyde Mystery » by Andrew Lang
  • The average Southerner of that period was no enthusiast for Slavery.
  • Extract from : « A History of the United States » by Cecil Chesterton

Antonyms for enthusiast

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