enthusiasm

01. I wish you would show a little more [enthusiasm] about our upcoming wedding. You're making me a little nervous.
02. I asked my wife if she wanted to go to the party, but she didn't seem very [enthused] about the idea, so I'll probably go by myself.
03. The students were really [enthusiastic] about visiting the chocolate factory for a tour.
04. The striking workers are [enthusiastic] about the deal their negotiators have apparently worked out for them with management.
05. Janet was very [enthusiastic] when I suggested going camping with a group of friends next weekend.
06. Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that nothing great has ever been achieved without [enthusiasm].
07. Man Ray once said that a creator needs only one [enthusiast] to justify him.
08. I wanted to invite my family to supper on Sunday, but when I talked to my husband about it, he didn't seem very [enthusiastic] about the idea.
09. Jamie is really [enthusiastic] about his new job, and talks about it all the time.
10. The students [enthusiastically] supported the suggestion of taking a couple of days' break from homework.
11. [Enthusiastic] Canadian fans began to sing "O Canada" in the final minutes of the 2002 Olympics gold medal hockey game.
12. The government of Eritrea is attempting to develop its Dahlak Islands into tourist resorts to attract diving and beach [enthusiasts].
13. Our natural products appeal to outdoor [enthusiasts] and environmentalists.
14. When giving a presentation, be [enthusiastic] - it will help to make your audience stay interested in what you have to say.
15. Many teenagers are [enthusiastic] consumers of fast food.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Enthusiasm — ( gr. ἐνθουσιασμός enthousiasmos ) originally meant inspiration or possession by a divine afflatus or by the presence of a god. Johnson s Dictionary, the first comprehensive dictionary of the English language, defines enthusiasm as a vain belief… …   Wikipedia

  • Enthusiasm — En*thu si*asm, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to be inspired or possessed by the god, fr. ?, ?, inspired: cf. enthousiasme. See {Entheal}, {Theism}.] 1. Inspiration as if by a divine or superhuman power; ecstasy; hence, a conceit of divine possession and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enthusiasm — index ardor, compulsion (obsession), emotion, industry (activity), interest (concern), life …   Law dictionary

  • enthusiasm — c.1600, from M.Fr. enthousiasme (16c.) and directly from L.L. enthusiasmus, from Gk. enthousiasmos divine inspiration, from enthousiazein be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy, from entheos divinely inspired, possessed by a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • enthusiasm — fervor, ardor, *passion, zeal Antonyms: apathy Contrasted words: impassivity, phlegm, stolidity (see under IMPASSIVE): unconcern, detachment, aloofness, indifference (see corresponding adjectives at INDIFFERENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enthusiasm — [n] keen interest, excitement activity, ardency, ardor, avidity, conviction, craze, dash, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, élan, emotion, energy, exhilaration, fad, fanaticism, feeling, fervor, fever, fieriness, fire, flame, flare,… …   New thesaurus

  • enthusiasm — ► NOUN 1) intense enjoyment, interest, or approval. 2) an object of such feelings. 3) archaic, derogatory religious fervour supposedly resulting directly from divine inspiration. ORIGIN Greek enthousiasmos, from enthous possessed by a god …   English terms dictionary

  • enthusiasm — [en tho͞o′zē az΄əm, enthyo͞o′zē az΄əm; intho͞o′zē az΄əm, inthyo͞o′zē azəm] n. [Gr enthousiasmos < enthousiazein, to be inspired, be possessed by a god, inspire < enthous, entheos, possessed by a god < en , in + theos, god: see THEO ] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • enthusiasm — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ burning, enormous, extraordinary, immense, passionate, tremendous ▪ considerable, great ▪ little …   Collocations dictionary

  • enthusiasm — en|thu|si|as|m W3 [ınˈθju:ziæzəm US ınˈθu: ] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Greek; Origin: enthousiasmos, from entheos filled (by a god) with sudden strong abilities , from theos god ] 1.) [U] a strong feeling of interest and enjoyment about something and …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • enthusiasm — n. 1) to arouse, kindle, stir up enthusiasm 2) to demonstrate, display, show; radiate enthusiasm 3) to dampen smb. s enthusiasm 4) boundless, great, unbounded, unbridled, wild enthusiasm 5) enthusiasm for 6) the enthusiasm to + inf. (they had… …   Combinatory dictionary

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