enthusiasm Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"enthusiasm" in British English

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enthusiasmnoun

uk   /ɪnˈθjuː.zi.æz.əm/  us   /-ˈθuː-/
B2 [U] a ​feeling of ​energeticinterest in a ​particularsubject or ​activity and an ​eagerness to be ​involved in it: One of the good things about ​teachingyoungchildren 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 ​wholeproject. [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 ​energeticinterest in a ​particularsubject 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 ​sharetheir enthusiasms with ​theirchildren.
enthusiastic
adjective  us   /ɪnˌθu·ziˈæs·tɪk/
You don’t ​seem very enthusiastic about the ​movie.
enthusiastically
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)
Translations of “enthusiasm”
in Korean 열정…
in Arabic حَماس…
in Malaysian semangat…
in French enthousiasme…
in Russian энтузиазм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大興趣, 熱情, 熱忱…
in Italian entusiasmo…
in Turkish coşku, heyecan, heves…
in Polish entuzjazm…
in Spanish entusiasmo…
in Vietnamese sự nhiệt tình…
in Portuguese entusiasmo…
in Thai ความกระตือรือร้น…
in German die Begeisterung…
in Catalan entusiasme…
in Japanese 熱意…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大兴趣, 热情, 热忱…
in Indonesian semangat…
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