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enthusiasm

  

      n  
1    ardent and lively interest or eagerness  
2    an object of keen interest; passion  
3    Archaic   extravagant or unbalanced religious fervour  
4    Obsolete   possession or inspiration by a god  
     (C17: from Late Latin enthusiasmus, from Greek enthousiasmos, from enthousiazein to be possessed by a god, from entheos inspired, from en-2 + theos god)  
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enthusiasm

  
1    ardour, avidity, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, excitement, fervour, frenzy, interest, keenness, passion, relish, vehemence, warmth, zeal, zest, zing     (informal)  
2    craze, fad     (informal)   hobby, hobbyhorse, interest, mania, passion, rage  

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n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
id.
Used to express one's enthusiasm about a new person, or a new thing such as an idea, plan, invention or innovation
The way she goes on about him!; you'd think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread / Wow! this video game is the best thing since sliced bread!
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