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Synonyms for enthusiastic
ɛnˌθu ziˈæs tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enthusiastic(adj)

    having or showing great excitement and interest

    "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

    cold, unenthusiastic, halfhearted, half-hearted, tepid, lukewarm


  1. enthusiastic(adjective)


  2. enthusiastic(adjective)

    With zealous fervor; excited, motivated


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enthusiastic

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Editors Contribution

  1. ebullient

    enthusiastic, animated

    Submitted by acronimous on January 11, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enthusiastic(a.)

    fanatical, bigoted

  2. enthusiastic(a.)

    visionary, extravagant

  3. enthusiastic(a.)

    ardent, earnest, vehement, zealous, fervent, fervid, burning, flaming, glowing, passionate, impassioned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. enthusiastic(a)

    eager, zealous, fanatical, fervent, impassioned

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    excited, keen, warm, eager, warmly, passionate, ardent, ebullient, glowing, wholehearted, heart-warming

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How to use enthusiastic in a sentence?

  1. Sir J. R. Seeley:

    No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.

  2. Greg Barton:

    The only time I think we can say that we are doing as much as we reasonably can do is when we're as good at getting alongside young people and befriending them - investing time in their lives - as Islamic State is, they are more enthusiastic and more committed and, it would appear, harder working than we are.

  3. Michael Gottlieb:

    I think a lot of companies are still uneasy about jumping into the debate now, unless more work is done to give a lot of these companies greater comfort, they may not be as enthusiastic about supporting those bills, so you may not get the level of Republican support that you need as a result.

  4. Joseph Dunford:

    We had a proposal that we're working on with the Russians right now, i won't share the details, but my sense is that the Russians are as enthusiastic as we are to de-conflict operations and ensure that we can continue to take the campaign to ISIS and ensure the safety of our personnel.

  5. Bruce Riedel:

    Hadi was a unique figure who not only tolerated drone strikes, he welcomed them, i don't think we're going to have that kind of enthusiastic partner in the foreseeable future.

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