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enthusiastic

[en-thoo-zee-as-tik] /ɛnˌθu ziˈæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
full of or characterized by enthusiasm; ardent:
He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Greek enthousiastikós. See enthusiast, -ic
Related forms
enthusiastically, adverb
antienthusiastic, adjective
antienthusiastically, adverb
hyperenthusiastic, adjective
hyperenthusiastically, adverb
nonenthusiastic, adjective
nonenthusiastically, adverb
overenthusiastic, adjective
overenthusiastically, adverb
pseudoenthusiastic, adjective
pseudoenthusiastically, adverb
quasi-enthusiastic, adjective
quasi-enthusiastically, adverb
unenthusiastic, adjective
unenthusiastically, adverb
Synonyms
eager, fervent, zealous, passionate, vehement, fervid, impassioned.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasienthusiastic

enthusiastic

/ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk/
adjective
1.
filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatical; keen
Derived Forms
enthusiastically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasienthusiastic

enthusiastic

adj.

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.

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