en|thu|si|asm «ehn THOO zee az uhm», noun.
1. eager interest; zeal: »

The pep talk filled us with enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm (Emerson).

SYNONYM(S): eagerness, ardor, fervor.
2. Archaic. extreme or extravagant religious emotion.
3. Archaic. possession or inspiration by a god.
[< Late Latin enthūsiasmus < Greek enthousiasmós < éntheos god-possessed < en- in + theós god]

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