Meaning of “enthusiasm” in the English Dictionary

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uk /ɪnˈθjuː.zi.æz.əm/ us /ɪnˈθuː.zi.æz.əm/

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.

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(Definition of “enthusiasm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enthusiasmnoun [ C/U ]

us /ɪnˈθu·ziˌæz·əm/

a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and a desire to be involved in it, or a subject that produces such a feeling:

[ U ] I find that I’m losing my enthusiasm for the game.
[ C ] Parents need to share their enthusiasms with their children.
adjective us /ɪnˌθu·ziˈæs·tɪk/

You don’t seem very enthusiastic about the movie.
adverb us /ɪnˌθu·ziˈæs·tɪk·li/

She was welcomed enthusiastically by the crowd.

(Definition of “enthusiasm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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We must not be frightened to enter the twenty-first century, we must have the courage and enthusiasm to seize the opportunities at hand.
If this issue is discussed in terms of figures - and it is indeed rather too soon to do that - the outcome is more likely to be frustration than enthusiasm.
I share the rapporteur's enthusiasm for the partnership principle: new methods of governance should not replace public institutions, rather they should go hand in hand.
They belong to an extremely dynamic social group which brings additional enthusiasm and a fresh outlook in their approach in their adoptive societies, making the latter more competitive.
You radiate enthusiasm and pride.
What gives us cause to welcome this report with even more enthusiasm is the fact that it represents the conclusion to a process that has lasted for some ten years.
The only minor problem we encountered, which reflected the large turnout of enthusiasm to participate in the election, was slight overcrowding in some polling stations.
We must deal with this report with enthusiasm and not become discouraged, because the positions seem so opposed that an agreement appears impossible.
The new government team, particularly concerning the economy, balances its vitality and enthusiasm with professional competence and a degree of modesty in view of the tasks ahead.
Their ideology and the enthusiasm of the population have gone, but unfortunately they have retained their dictatorial traits with a vengeance.

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