Enthusiast Definition

ĕn-tho͝ozē-ăst
enthusiasts
noun
enthusiasts
One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit.
A baseball enthusiast.
American Heritage
A person full of enthusiasm.
Webster's New World
A zealot; a fanatic.
American Heritage

(archaic) A person exhibiting over-zealous religious fervour.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Enthusiast

Noun

Singular:
enthusiast
Plural:
enthusiasts

Origin of Enthusiast

  • From ecclesiastical Greek ἐνθουσιαστής (enthousiastēs, “an enthusiast, a zealot”), from ἐνθουσιάζειν (enthousiazein, “intransitive be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy, transitive inspire”): see enthusiasm.

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek enthousiastēs possessed person from enthousiazein to be inspired enthusiasm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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