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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.
Grandfather described the hatred and scorn with which these enthusiasts were received.
To the trained eye there are subtle distinctions between football enthusiasts.
Though it was the singular fact, that every nation of the earth rejected the wandering enthusiasts who practised peace towards all men, the place of greatest uneasiness and peril, and therefore, in their eyes the most eligible, was the province of Massachusetts Bay.
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.
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.
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