opposing or resisting applied energy.
absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit; lively interest: He shows marked enthusiasm for his studies. an occupation, activity, or pursuit in which such interest is shown: Hunting is his latest enthusiasm. any of various forms of extreme religious devotion, usually associated with intense emotionalism and a break with orthodoxy. […]
of, relating to, or characteristic of or its inhabitants, institutions, etc. belonging or relating to, or spoken or written in, the English language: a high-school English class; an English translation of a Spanish novel. the people of England collectively, especially as distinguished from the Scots, Welsh, and Irish. the Germanic language of the British Isles, […]
a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal: a sports enthusiast. a religious visionary or fanatic. Contemporary Examples Most of the writing was done by Lincoln enthusiast Jesse Weik, and the reception was mixed at best and downright hostile at worst. The Ultimate Lincoln Reading List […]
full of or characterized by ; ardent: He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play. Contemporary Examples It will certainly not happen without the enthusiastic support of the Obama administration, and that is far from certain. Mr. Brown Goes to Washington Andrew Neil March 1, 2009 Wisconsin Democrats were supposed to be enthusiastic […]