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enthusiasm 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/enˈTHo͞ozēˌazəm/,
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enthusiasms, plural;
  1. Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval
    • - her energy and enthusiasm for life
    • - few expressed enthusiasm about the current leaders
  2. A thing that arouses such feelings
    • - the three enthusiasms of his life were politics, religion, and books
  3. Religious fervor supposedly resulting directly from divine inspiration, typically involving speaking in tongues and wild, uncoordinated movements of the body


  1. a feeling of excitement
  2. exuberance: overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
  3. a lively interest; "enthusiasm for his program is growing"
  4. (enthusiastically) with enthusiasm; in an enthusiastic manner; "they discussed the question enthusiastically"
  5. Enthusiasm originally meant 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 of private revelation; a vain confidence of divine favour or communication. ...
  6. "Enthusiasms" (film) (Russian title: Увлеченья) is a film of 1994 by Russian-Ukrainian director Kira Muratova, starring Renata Litvinova and Svetlana Kolenda.
  7. Possession by a god; divine inspiration or frenzy; Intensity of feeling; excited interest or eagerness
  8. (enthusiastic) With zealous fervor; excited, motivated
  9. (enthusiastically) eagerly; in a way that shows strong approval
  10. "Sucess consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" Sir Winston Churchill
  11. An exaggerated state of religious fervor or reliance on divine inspiration. Enlightenment philosophers such as Locke and Leibniz decried manifestations of enthusiasm as incompatible with the proper employment of rational faculties. ...
  12. Enthusiasm is being cheerful, happy, and full of spirit. It is doing something wholeheartedly and eagerly. When you are enthusiastic, you have a positive attitude. Enthusiasm is being inspired.
  13. Employers hire people with positive attitudes and high energy. If you show enthusiasm, the employer will be immediately impressed.
  14. an intense feeling for a subject or a cause, inspired by magnetic feelings of joy; Greek meaning: a passionate response. This is one of the Soul qualities. (see Soul qualities)
  15. A strong feeling in favor of something. Great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause.
  16. Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
  17. Refers to the relative amplitude that is carried through on the nonverbal message.  We say that a person is enthusiastic when they gesture with exaggerated motions, commit to them throughout their message, use different variations if messages are misinterpreted, and sometimes even repeat them. ...
  18. to be excited about something
  19. n.s. [ενθουσιασμος.]