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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 ?
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.
That I cannot see the sunny side of the picture of life, like this artless but ardent enthusiast," she added, laying her hand lightly, but affectionately, on the arm of her sister, "is the penalty of experience, and, perhaps, the misfortune of my nature.
He was as much of an enthusiast in art as I was, and not less anxious to learn to paint.
My Dear Father,--As you well know, I have not always been an enthusiast on the subject of teaching.
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.
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.
When he had fixed his piercing look on this modern Babylon, which equally engages the contemplation of the religious enthusiast, the materialist, and the scoffer, -- "Great city," murmured he, inclining his head, and joining his hands as if in prayer, "less than six months have elapsed since first I entered thy gates.
One night, as he lay in bed, the winds had carried to him the clangoring of the church bell as some enthusiast jerked the rope frantically to tell the twisted news of a great battle.
He was a German enthusiast, and editor of a newspaper, from whose leading articles he quoted frequently.
For a young enthusiast is unable to imagine the total negation in another mind of the emotions which are stirring his own: they may be feeble, latent, inactive, he thinks, but they are there--they may be called forth; sometimes, in moments of happy hallucination, he believes they may be there in all the greater strength because he sees no outward sign of them.
Learned doctors of a lamassery do not beg, but the lama was an enthusiast in this quest.
I am not an easy enthusiast where women are concerned, but she was without doubt the most admirable find of his amongst all the priceless items he had accumulated in that house - the most admirable.