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en·thu·si·ast

 (ĕn-tho͞o′zē-ăst′)
n.
1. One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit: a baseball enthusiast.
2. A zealot; a fanatic.

[Greek enthousiastēs, possessed person, from enthousiazein, to be inspired; see enthusiasm.]

enthusiast

(ɪnˈθjuːzɪˌæst)
n
1. a person filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatic
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic a religious visionary, esp one whose zeal for religion is extravagant or unbalanced

en•thu•si•ast

(ɛnˈθu ziˌæst, -ɪst)

n.
1. a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; devotee: a sports enthusiast.
2. a religious visionary or fanatic.
[1600–10; < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enthusiast - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activityenthusiast - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
addict, freak, junkie, junky, nut - someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"
backslapper - someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality
balletomane - a ballet enthusiast
fanatic, fiend - a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause); "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill
gadgeteer - a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets
shutterbug - a photography enthusiast
rooter, sports fan, fan - an enthusiastic devotee of sports
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
2.enthusiast - a person having a strong liking for somethingenthusiast - a person having a strong liking for something
adorer, admirer - someone who admires a young woman; "she had many admirers"
animal fancier - a person who breeds animals
bird fancier - a person with 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

enthusiast

noun fan, supporter, lover, follower, addict, freak (informal), admirer, buff (informal), fanatic, devotee, fiend (informal), fan club (informal), adherent, zealot, aficionado He is a great sports enthusiast.

enthusiast

noun
1. One who ardently admires:
Informal: fan.
2. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fan, fiend.
Slang: freak, nut.
3. One zealously devoted to a religion:
Translations
nadšenec
entusiastfan
entuzijastentuzijastkinjazanesenjakzanesenjakinja
ákafur áhugamaîur
entuzjastaentuzjastka
navdušenec
entusiast

enthusiast

[ɪnˈθuːzɪæst] Nentusiasta mf
he is a jazz/bridge enthusiastes un entusiasta del jazz/bridge
a Vivaldi enthusiastun enamorado or entusiasta de Vivaldi

enthusiast

[ɪnˈθjuːziæst] nenthousiaste mf
a jazz enthusiast → un(e) passionné(e) de jazz
a railway enthusiast → un(e) passionné(e) de trains
She's a DIY enthusiast → C'est une passionnée de bricolage.

enthusiast

nEnthusiast(in) m(f); he’s a sports/football/rock-and-roll enthusiaster ist begeisterter Sportler/Fußballfreund m/Rock ’n’ Roll-Anhänger m

enthusiast

[ɪnˈθuːzɪˌæst] nappassionato/a
a jazz enthusiast → un(a) appassionato/a di jazz

enthusiasm

(inˈθjuːziӕzəm) noun
strong or passionate interest. He has a great enthusiasm for travelling; He did not show any enthusiasm for our new plans.
enˈthusiast noun
a person filled with enthusiasm. a computer enthusiast.
enˌthusiˈastic adjective
(negative unenthusiastic) full of enthusiasm or approval. an enthusiastic mountaineer.
enˌthusiˈastically adverb
References in classic literature ?
The disposition of these vast sums by gentlemen wearing patched breeches awakened no sense of the ludicrous, nor did any doubt, reservation, or contingency enter into the plans of the charming enthusiasts themselves.
And as each of these roaring gangs of enthusiasts marched away, some remorseful member of it was quite sure to raise his voice and say:
He was of pale complexion, with clear blue eyes, rather deeply set; his mouth, fine and well cut, remained motionless in its correct lines; his chin, strongly marked, denoted that strength of will which in the ordinary Britannic type denotes mostly nothing but obstinacy; a brow a little receding, as is proper for poets, enthusiasts, and soldiers, was scarcely shaded by short thin hair which, like the beard which covered the lower part of his face, was of a beautiful deep chestnut color.
The prince smiled; he despised flatterers, but he appreciated enthusiasts.
Grandfather described the hatred and scorn with which these enthusiasts were received.
The whole city was in a state of joy; the two friends were jostled at every moment by enthusiasts who required them, in their intoxication, to cry out, "Long live good King Charles
He has been termed by enthusiasts the Ideal Butler.
His life was a series of distracted compromises between the proprietor of the paper (and of him), who was a senile soap-boiler with three ineradicable mistakes in his mind, and the very able staff he had collected to run the paper; some of whom were brilliant and experienced men and (what was even worse) sincere enthusiasts for the political policy of the paper.
To the trained eye there are subtle distinctions between football enthusiasts.
To-day, as in past ages, there ware enthusiasts who seek for perfection, and who would like to have society better ordered than it is at present.
The boys have gone to all the winds of heaven, except the town boys and the eleven, and the few enthusiasts besides who have asked leave to stay in their houses to see the result of the cricket matches.
Other models failing her for a time, she undertook to cast her own pretty foot, and the family were one day alarmed by an unearthly bumping and screaming and running to the rescue, found the young enthusiast hopping wildly about the shed with her foot held fast in a pan full of plaster, which had hardened with unexpected rapidity.