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I was a nervous young man. I wanted to do so many things. And I was so enthusiastic and earnestly in love with so many things that I tried too hard. I tried really, really hard. And I made a lot of mistakes. I was afraid of a lot of stuff. And I kind of feel bad for that person I was.
Ryan Adams

Meaning of "enthusiastic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENTHUSIASTIC

enthusiastic  [ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENTHUSIASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Enthusiastic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ENTHUSIASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm originally meant inspiration or possession by a divine afflatus or by the presence of a god. Johnson's Dictionary, the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, defines enthusiasm as "a vain belief of private revelation; a vain confidence of divine favour or communication." In current English vernacular the word simply means intense enjoyment, interest, or approval. Originally, an enthusiast was a person possessed by a god. Applied by the Greeks to manifestations of divine possession, by Apollo, or by Dionysus, the term enthusiasm was also used in a transferred or figurative sense. Socrates taught that the inspiration of poets is a form of enthusiasm. Its uses were confined to a belief in religious inspiration, or to intense religious fervour or emotion. Thus, a Syrian sect of the 4th century was known as the Enthusiasts. They believed that "by perpetual prayer, ascetic practices and contemplation, man could become inspired by the Holy Spirit, in spite of the ruling evil spirit, which the fall had given to him". From their belief in the efficacy of prayer, they were also known as Euchites.

Definition of enthusiastic in the English dictionary

The definition of enthusiastic in the dictionary is filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatical; keen.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENTHUSIASTIC


autoschediastic
ˌɔːtəʊˌskɛdɪˈæstɪk
chiastic
kaɪˈæstɪk
chiliastic
ˌkɪlɪˈæstɪk
doxastic
dɒksˈæstɪk
drastic
ˈdræstɪk
ecclesiastic
ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪk
elastic
ɪˈlæstɪk
encomiastic
ɛnˌkəʊmɪˈæstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
gymnastic
dʒɪmˈnæstɪk
orgiastic
ˌɔːdʒɪˈæstɪk
overenthusiastic
ˌəʊvərɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk
paederastic
ˌpɛdərˈæstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
sarcastic
sɑːˈkæstɪk
scholastic
skəˈlæstɪk
scholiastic
ˌskəʊlɪˈæstɪk
stochastic
stɒˈkæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk
unenthusiastic
ˌʌnɪnθjuːzɪˈæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENTHUSIASTIC

enthralled
enthraller
enthralling
enthrallment
enthralment
enthrone
enthronement
enthronisation
enthronise
enthronization
enthronize
enthuse
enthused
enthusiasm
enthusiast
enthusiastical
enthusiastically
enthymematic
enthymematical
enthymeme

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENTHUSIASTIC

antineoplastic
bombastic
domestic
dynastic
dysplastic
foam plastic
hyperplastic
hypoplastic
inelastic
lymphoblastic
monastic
myeloblastic
neoplastic
orgastic
phantastic
pyroclastic
reinforced plastic
Silastic
spastic
trophoblastic
viscoelastic

Synonyms and antonyms of enthusiastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENTHUSIASTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «enthusiastic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of enthusiastic

Translation of «enthusiastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENTHUSIASTIC

Find out the translation of enthusiastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of enthusiastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «enthusiastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

热情的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entusiasta
570 millions of speakers

English

enthusiastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्साही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَحَمِّس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

увлеченный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entusiástico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদ্যমী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enthousiaste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersemangat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

enthusiastisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

熱心な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열심인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Antusias
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhiệt tình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்வத்துடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्साही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hevesli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

entusiasta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

entuzjastyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

захоплений
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

entuziasmat 
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενθουσιώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

entoesiastiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

entusiastisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

entusiastisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of enthusiastic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENTHUSIASTIC»

The term «enthusiastic» is very widely used and occupies the 15.577 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENTHUSIASTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about enthusiastic

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10 QUOTES WITH «ENTHUSIASTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word enthusiastic.
1
Ryan Adams
I was a nervous young man. I wanted to do so many things. And I was so enthusiastic and earnestly in love with so many things that I tried too hard. I tried really, really hard. And I made a lot of mistakes. I was afraid of a lot of stuff. And I kind of feel bad for that person I was.
2
Isabelle Adjani
I'm in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic, curious.
3
Ted Allen
However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I've been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It's just something I'm passionate about.
4
David J. Anderson
There are two things I enjoy most about my work. First, I get to work with interesting and enthusiastic people who are also fired up about science. Second, every once in a while I have moments in which I suddenly understand the solution to a problem that I've been working on - those are great moments.
5
Bo Bennett
Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster.
6
Hjalmar Branting
It is a commonplace that the League of Nations is not yet-what its most enthusiastic protagonists intended it to be.
7
Leo Buscaglia
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
8
Henry Cisneros
Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people, a problem-solving people. And when given a direction and given a plan, they'll sign on.
9
Beverly Cleary
I haven't been very enthusiastic about the commercialization of children's literature. Kids should borrow books from the library and not necessarily be buying them.
10
Pierre de Coubertin
May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENTHUSIASTIC»

Discover the use of enthusiastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to enthusiastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Becoming an Enthusiastic Church: Practical Steps to ...
In simple words with many illustrations and practical applications, Becoming an Enthusiastic Church gives church leaders, coaches, and consultants diagnostic tools and blueprints to build God's kingdom more effectively and efficiently.
John W. Selcher, 2008
2
A Life of an Enthusiastic Worship
This book exposes practical ways that enthuses excitement in your pursuit of intimate relationship with God and prepares you to experience the fulfillment that results from a devoted worship.
Daniel Owino Ogweno, 2005
3
First Dooowwwnnn... and Life to Go!: How an Enthusiastic ...
First dooowwwnnn...and life to go! is an inspiring, captivating story that accentuates the power of a positive attitude.
Red Cashion, Rusty Burson, 2012
4
Enthusiastic and engaged learners: approaches to learning in ...
This book will help teachers, future teachers, and other early childhood stakeholders to understand how children acquire positive approaches to learning, know what research says about why approaches to learning are so important, recognize ...
Marilou Hyson, 2008
5
Brand Advocates: Turning Enthusiastic Customers into a ...
This book is a blueprint for how to turn genuine Advocates into a powerful marketing force." —SUSAN HELSTAB, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts "Advocacy is the ultimate goal for every brand.
Rob Fuggetta, 2012
6
Enthusiastic Living: A Practical How-to
Enthusiastic Living is an empowering tool that provides inspiration for taking control of your life, actualizing your dreams, and starting to live each day enthusiastically!
Sheri Crane, 2005
7
The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving ...
How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want David Sirota, Douglas Klein. measured by our surveys, is much higher than most other companies. We posit that this is one of the key characteristics of virtually every company that has  ...
David Sirota, Douglas Klein, 2013
8
Special Plants: Over 500 Outstanding Plants for the ...
Gracefully written and exquisitely photographed, this is book that will find its place at the side of every discriminating gardener.
Jane Taylor, 1999
9
Teachers: The Missing Voice in Education
The enthusiastic and "almost enthusiastic" teachers, by virtue of their attitudes and skills, appear to experience much success and reward. On the other hand, the "paycheck" and disaffected teachers appear to go basically unrewarded, the ...
Marilyn M. Cohn, Robert B. Kottkamp, 1993
10
Enthusiasm!: Formulas, Stories and Insights
Do you wish you could live a more joyful life? Have you ever wondered why some people seem to take on new challenges in a positive, confident way while others are simply glad to get through their day? If so, you have the right book.
Zelig Pliskin, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENTHUSIASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term enthusiastic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Consumers Not Enthusiastic about Digital Wallets
Despite the development of Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and a number of other independent digital wallet services, Americans aren't ... «LowCards.com, Jul 15»
2
Puppy gives enthusiastic approval to air conditioning
DETROIT -- A black Labrador puppy embodied the summertime feelings of many U.S. residents with its enthusiastic response to air ... «Big News Network.com, Jul 15»
3
Watch WRC Cars Getting Way Too Close To Enthusiastic Spectators
To the disappointment of the 8-year old kid that lurks in all of you, I won't talk about the fast, colorful rally cars jumping over crests. «Carscoops, Jul 15»
4
Fondazione Fiera enthusiastic over AC Milan winning stadium bid
AC Milan Stadium AC Milan have been awarded the right to eventually leave the Stadio Meazza and build their own stadium. News was widely ... «Forza Italian Football, Jul 15»
5
Iker Casillas 'enthusiastic' about Porto offer - Real Madrid …
"An offer from Porto exists and Casillas is enthusiastic with that possibility," Casillas' agent Carlo Cutropia told Spanish sports newspaper ... «ESPN FC, Jul 15»
6
Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby "not enthusiastic" about relaxing …
Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said he was not enthusiastic about making Sunday "just another shopping day" as the Government looks to ... «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»
7
Enthusiastic crowds attend 4th of July parade
GREENSBURG - The Tri Kappa 4th of July Parade was filled with enthusiastic onlookers and parade participants. Natasha Hockaden carried ... «Greensburg Daily News, Jul 15»
8
Small but enthusiastic Watertown crowd cheers USA in Women's …
WATERTOWN — A small but energetic crowd cheered at bars across Watertown as the U.S. women's soccer team beat Japan 5-2 to secure its ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
9
Cinemagic calls for young enthusiastic jury members
Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of 'film consultants' in July (26-31) and help select and ... «Ulster Star, Jul 15»
10
Shelby Lum / ADN
Bill Wielechowski, who represents the area, floated the idea at a community council meeting to an enthusiastic response, McConnell said. «Alaska Dispatch News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Enthusiastic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/enthusiastic>. Aug 2019 ».
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