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Synonyms for enthusiasm
ɛnˈθu ziˌæz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enthusiasm(noun)

    a feeling of excitement

    ebullience, exuberance

  2. exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience(noun)

    overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval

    ebullience, exuberance

  3. enthusiasm(noun)

    a lively interest

    "enthusiasm for his program is growing"

    ebullience, exuberance

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enthusiasm

    The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.

    ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal

    calculation, calmness, caution, coldness, deadness, dulness, indifference, lukewarmness, policy, prudence, timidity, wariness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enthusiasm

    excitement, frenzy, sensation, inspiration, transport, rapture, warmth, fervor, fervency, zeal, ardor, vehemence, passion, devotion

    coldness, callousness, indifference, disaffection, repugnance, alienation, contempt

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enthusiasm(n.)

    ecstasy (from a belief of being inspired), fanaticism, religious frenzy

  2. enthusiasm(n.)

    ardor, zeal, warmth, earnestness, passion, devotion, heat of imagination, mental excitement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. enthusiasm(n)

    eagerness, intensity, ardor, fervor, fervency, verve, empressement, unction

    indifference, wariness, caution, calmness, lukewarmness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "enthusiasm":

    excitement, passion, zeal, fervor, eagerness, zest, gusto, fervour, euro-enthusiasm, exuberance, warmth

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How to use enthusiasm in a sentence?

  1. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck:

    Your success will depend on your enthusiasm and the time that you invest in learning.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    I'll tell you, the enthusiasm that we are seeing all across the country is really breathtaking.

  3. Hugh Grant:

    I have gusts of incredible enthusiasm, usually once I’ve signed up out of sheer panic, because if I’m bad, everyone is going to laugh at me. So I try bloody hard, go to enormous trouble to try and be as good as I can.

  4. North Korea:

    The U.S. raised expectations by offering suggestions like a flexible approach, new method and creative solutions, but they have disappointed us greatly and dampened our enthusiasm for negotiation by bringing nothing to the negotiation table.

  5. Tim Hagle:

    He may not be able to convince them, but if he can at least blunt the anti-Bush enthusiasm, that helps and goes a long way.

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