Synonyms for enthusiastic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : en-thoo-zee-as-tik
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˌθu ziˈæs tɪk

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Définition of enthusiastic

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj interested, excited
Example sentences :
  • Ambrose, however, had the enthusiastic practicalness of youth.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Probably all of you have read of our enthusiastic reception at Adelaide.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • He was fond of hearing Grace's enthusiastic views of things.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • I was enthusiastic over the production when I got it on paper and figured it.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Need I say that I drank in all this with enthusiastic relish, and became the most ardent of Whigs?
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • The generous interpret motives in extremes—ever too enthusiastic or too severe.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Kellogg leaned across the table, fixing him with an enthusiastic eye.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Yes, he is just the same as I was at his age, good-looking and brave and enthusiastic!
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • To only one word of this enthusiastic outburst did Orlando pay attention.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The music was still sounding with the enthusiastic violence of welcome.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for enthusiastic

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