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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 ?
He was as much of an enthusiast in art as I was, and not less anxious to learn to paint.
But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith's bankruptcy in 1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar and feathers; his reappearance some years afterwards, more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and retirement into the Far West.
At this he only laughed and kissed my hand, calling me a sweet enthusiast.
He was asking, too, the well-known eccentric enthusiast, Pestsov, a liberal, a great talker, a musician, an historian, and the most delightfully youthful person of fifty, who would be a sauce or garnish for Koznishev and Karenin.
Deep lines appeared on his forehead; for it is an awful thing for a football enthusiast to be compelled to applaud, in the very middle of the Cup-ties, purely by means of facial expression.
Her very aspect proved that she was blameless, so far as mortal could be so, in respect to God and man; while the enthusiast, in her robe of sackcloth and girdle of knotted cord, had as evidently violated the duties of the present life and the future, by fixing her attention wholly on the latter.
You are an enthusiast in your line of thought, I perceive, sir, as I am in mine," said he.
Six different times, however, I suppose some infatuated prophecy- enthusiast blundered along and said, to the infinite disgust of Smyrna and the Smyrniotes: "In sooth, here is astounding fulfillment of prophecy
To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her.
Holdsworthy was an enthusiast over flowers, and a half lunatic over raising prize poultry; and these engrossing madnesses were a source of perpetual joy to Daylight, who looked on in tolerant good humor.
So it happened that when Bell ran to Ellis as a young enthusiast and told his experiments, Ellis informed him that Helmholtz had done the same things several years before and done them more completely.
It's my misfortune to be an enthusiast," she said, turning to Katharine.