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Definition of enthusiasm:

  1. A state of impassioned emotion; transport; elevation of fancy; exaltation of soul; as, the poetry of enthusiasm.
  2. Enkindled and kindling fervor of soul; strong excitement of feeling on behalf of a cause or a subject; ardent and imaginative zeal or interest; as, he engaged in his profession with enthusiasm.
  3. Inspiration as if by a divine or superhuman power; ecstasy; hence, a conceit of divine possession and revelation, or of being directly subject to some divine impulse.
  4. Lively manifestation of joy or zeal.

Synonyms:

avidity, transport, ebullience, warmth, vitality, glow, pep, vehemence, exhilaration, craze, feeling, snap, feelings, vivacity, keenness, exuberance, flare, rapture, zealousness, interest, dullness, joy, frenzy, life, fury, fever, ebullience, extravagance, fanaticism, furor, intensity, devotion, zip, inspiration, fad, rage, mania, impetuosity, emotion, heat, concern, alacrity, weariness, ecstasy, go.

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