Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “enthusiasm”

enthusiasm

noun uk   /ɪnˈθjuː.zi.æz.əm/ us    /-ˈθuː-/
B2 [U] a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it: One of the good things about teaching young children is their enthusiasm. After the accident he lost his enthusiasm for the sport. I just can't work up (= start to feel) any enthusiasm for the whole project. [C] a subject or activity that interests you very much: One of his greatest enthusiasms was yoga.
(Definition of enthusiasm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of enthusiasm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “enthusiasm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

first:

(a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More