anti-enthusiast

enthusiast

[en-thoo-zee-ast, -ist]
noun
1.
a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal: a sports enthusiast.
2.
a religious visionary or fanatic.

Origin:
1600–10; < Greek enthousiastḗs one inspired, equivalent to enthousi- (see enthusiasm) + -astēs, variant of -istēs -ist after i

antienthusiast, noun


1. zealot, devotee, fan.
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enthusiast (ɪnˈθjuːzɪˌæst)
 
n
1.  a person filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatic
2.  archaic a religious visionary, esp one whose zeal for religion is extravagant or unbalanced

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enthusiast
c.1600, pejorative, one who believes himself possessed of divine revelations or special communication from God, from Gk. enthousiastes, from enthousiazein (see enthusiasm). General sense (not always entirely pejorative) is from mid-18c.
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