Enthusiasm Synonyms and Antonyms

ĕn-tho͝o'zē-ăz'əm

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Synonyms for Enthusiasm

The definition of enthusiastic is having great excitement or interest in something.
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(Always in the plural) Emotional state or well-being.
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Interest or excitement:
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An instance of this; esp., action or speech showing high spirits
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Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
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Energy; vim:
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Intense enthusiasm, as in working for a cause; ardent endeavor or devotion; ardor; fervor
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Eager willingness or readiness, often manifested by quick, lively action
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An exciting or being excited; agitation
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A person or group of persons holding such a right, claim, or share:
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(Uncountable) Feeling of strong or fervent affection; dedication
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Feeling great well-being or elation or intense happiness; characterized by euphoria.
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A ship, airplane, train, etc. used to transport soldiers, freight, etc.
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Energy and high spirits; vim:
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Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
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The definition of mania is a violent mental disorder that is part of bipolar disorder where a person becomes very active and feels very happy and excited, or a craving or obsession.
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Highly emotional; rapturous
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The quality of being fiery
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(Physics) time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
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Ardent zeal
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Physical or mental strength, energy, or force:
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Verve is energy or enthusiasm.
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(Baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
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The state of being carried away with joy, love, etc.; ecstasy
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(Biochemistry) The measure of the synergism of the strength individual interactions between proteins.
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Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate:
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Ardent zeal
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The state of being enlivened, cheerful or exhilarated.
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Ardent zeal
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A light given off as the result of great heat; incandescence
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Something accomplished without effort.
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A rapid, persistent chemical change that releases heat and light and is accompanied by flame, especially the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance:
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The quality of being zealous; zeal.
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Of, pertaining to, or resembling a dithyramb; especially, passionate, intoxicated with enthusiasm.
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The definition of ecstatic is in a state of great delight or joy.
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Overly elaborate; flowery
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The definition of fervent is to be extremely devoted or to have intense affection.
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Designating or of a kind of architecture, as late French Gothic, characterized by flamelike tracery of windows and florid decoration
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(Figuratively) Full of praise.
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Alternative spelling of gung ho.
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Filled with passion; fervent:
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Having or showing strong feeling or great seriousness:
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Expressing deep personal emotion or observations:
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Extremely, excessively, or feverishly passionate; zealous.
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In great quantity or abundance.
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The state or condition of being full of rapture
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Not controlled or held in check; immoderate:
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Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid:
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Having a spirited love of life; ebullient
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Ebullience is defined as lots of enthusiasm.
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Ebullience.
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(Rare) Animated cordiality
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Lively intelligence or wit
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A feeling of great happiness or well-being.
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(Obsolete) A group of kittens.
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An ointment or oil; a salve.
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The quality of being earnest; sincerity; seriousness.
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The characteristic or practice of being a fanatic.
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A violent agitation of the mind approaching madness; rage.
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Ready vitality and vigor.
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Vitality and intensity of expression:
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Something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion.
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A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond rational thought and self-control:
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The quality or state of being vivacious
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A great, widespread outburst of admiration or enthusiasm; craze; rage
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An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
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Internal energy that is transferred to a physical system from outside the system because of a difference in temperature and does not result in work done by the system on its surroundings. Absorption of energy by a system as heat takes the form of increased kinetic energy of its molecules, thus resulting in an increase in temperature of the system. Heat is transferred from one system to another in the direction of higher to lower temperature.
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Relish is a pickled mixture made of different vegetables or the enjoyment of something.
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(Animation, in the sense of a cartoon) The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
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Any specific feeling; any of various complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.
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Excitement or vigor of feeling; enthusiasm, ardor, zeal, etc.
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A fit of anger:
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Ardent zeal
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Life is defined as the quality of plants and animals that makes them different than dead organisms, or a collection of things that are alive.
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The definition of a dash is a quick movement or a small amount of an ingredient.
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A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
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Overflowing with enthusiasm, high spirits, etc.; exuberant
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The definition of zealous is having passionate energy for a belief or purpose.
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The state of being fervent
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A strong predilection or enthusiasm:
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An intense outpouring of exuberant emotion.
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A body temperature that is higher than normal. Fever is the body's natural response to the release of substances called pyrogens by infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The pyrogens stimulate the hypothalamus in the brain to conserve heat and increase the basal metabolic rate.
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An impetuous action or feeling
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Anything that causes such a feeling.
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(Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
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Antonyms for Enthusiasm

Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.
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(Countable) The product of being calm.
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The definition of indifference is a lack of care, concern or interest.
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The property of being lukewarm; ambivalence, weakness.
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Vigilance or the condition of being alert
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A general belief that bad things will happen.
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(Obs.) Apprehension or fear
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A state of extreme torpor or apathy, especially with lack of emotion or interest; loosely, sluggishness, laziness. [from 14th c.]
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(Countable) The result or product of being cool, as in chilly.
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The state of being aloof
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(Of an edge) bluntness.
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A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression .
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Careful forethought to avoid danger or harm.
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Words Related to Enthusiasm

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A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.
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Plural form of feeling
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That which affects one's welfare or happiness.
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Synonym Study

  • Fervor and ardor both imply emotion of burning intensity, fervor suggesting a constant glow of feeling religious fervor, and ardor, a restless, flamelike emotion the ardors of youth
  • a passion for music
  • Passion usually implies a strong emotion that has an overpowering or compelling effect his passions overcame his reason
  • Zeal implies intense enthusiasm for an object or cause, usually as displayed in vigorous and untiring activity in its support a zeal for reform
  • Enthusiasm implies strongly favorable feelings for an object or cause and usually suggests eagerness in the pursuit of something her enthusiasm for golf
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