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Another word for enthusiasm

  1. Passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject, for example

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  3. A subject or activity that inspires lively interest

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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