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Synonyms for enthusiasm
ɛnˈθu ziˌæz əmen·thu·si·asm

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 3 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. enthusiasm

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. enthusiasmnoun

    a feeling of excitement

    Synonyms:
    ebullience, exuberance

  2. exuberance, enthusiasm, ebulliencenoun

    overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval

    Synonyms:
    ebullience, exuberance

  3. enthusiasmnoun

    a lively interest

    "enthusiasm for his program is growing"

    Synonyms:
    ebullience, exuberance

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. enthusiasmnoun

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

  2. enthusiasmnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 2 votes

  1. enthusiasmnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    indifference, wariness, caution, calmness, lukewarmness

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#49238fervor
#53931exuberance
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#88613fervour
#301721fervency
#314389ebullience

How to use enthusiasm in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Madden:

    Walker needs a debate performance that reverses the trajectory of his campaign, he started out very fast, but didn't match the initial interest in his campaign with a lot of enthusiasm and momentum once voters started to tune in a little bit more.

  2. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld:

    In January 2017, there was great enthusiasm. He was speaking their language, the business community was quite excited.

  3. Poe Leggette:

    Bankruptcies have triggered BOEM's enthusiasm for bonding, but as industry groups have commented, the proposed cure may actually put more of them into bankruptcy.

  4. Paul Dergarabedian:

    That worked the audience into a frenzy, it's just a perfect storm of Star Wars enthusiasm.

  5. Bill Gates:

    The very first ones are still fairly expensive. It's gon na take time before we get the volume to really take down to the low end of the market, but this is how we bootstrap it, and we got a lot of enthusiasm here that this can be made cheap enough that we can cover Africa, which would not happen without this breakthrough.


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