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ENTHUSIASM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enthusiasm mean? 

ENTHUSIASM (noun)
  The noun ENTHUSIASM has 3 senses:

1. a feeling of excitement
2. overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
3. a lively interest

  Familiarity information: ENTHUSIASM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENTHUSIASM (noun)


Sense 1enthusiasm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of excitement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("enthusiasm" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enthusiasm"):

gusto; relish; zest; zestfulness (vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment)

avidity; avidness; eagerness; keenness (a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something)

exuberance (joyful enthusiasm)

technophilia (enthusiasm for new technology)


Sense 2enthusiasm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ebullience; enthusiasm; exuberance

Hypernyms ("enthusiasm" is a kind of...):

life; liveliness; spirit; sprightliness (animation and energy in action or expression)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enthusiasm"):

lyricism (unrestrained and exaggerated enthusiasm)

madness; rabidity; rabidness (unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm)


Sense 3enthusiasm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lively interest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

enthusiasm for his program is growing

Hypernyms ("enthusiasm" is a kind of...):

interest; involvement (a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enthusiasm"):

Anglomania (an excessive enthusiasm for all things English)

balletomania (extraordinary enthusiasm for ballets)


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