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ENTHUSIAST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enthusiast mean? 

ENTHUSIAST (noun)
  The noun ENTHUSIAST has 2 senses:

1. an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
2. a person having a strong liking for something

  Familiarity information: ENTHUSIAST used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENTHUSIAST (noun)


Sense 1enthusiast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

enthusiast; partizan; partisan

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

admirer; booster; champion; friend; protagonist; supporter (a person who backs a politician or a team etc.)

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

addict; freak; junkie; junky; nut (someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction)

fan; rooter; sports fan (an enthusiastic devotee of sports)

shutterbug (a photography enthusiast)

gadgeteer (a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets)

fanatic; fiend (a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause))

balletomane (a ballet enthusiast)

backslapper (someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality)


Sense 2enthusiast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person having a strong liking for something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fancier; enthusiast

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

admirer; adorer (someone who admires a young woman)

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

animal fancier (a person who breeds animals)

bird fancier (a person have a strong interest in birds)

maniac (a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something)

technophile (a person who is enthusiastic about new technology)


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