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en·thu·si·asm

enthusiasm

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn thu zi ae zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong interest in something.
He has more enthusiasm for playing sports than for doing anything else.
synonyms:
excitement, zeal
similar words:
anticipation, excitement, intensity, interest, passion, relish, vigor, warmth, zest
definition 2: something that causes such great interest in an activity.
Reading is her only enthusiasm.
synonyms:
interest, love
similar words:
hobby
Word History
Enthusiasm comes from an ancient Greek word that means "to be god-inspired."