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Definition of Enthusiasm


  1. 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.
  2. A state of impassioned emotion; transport; elevation of fancy; exaltation of soul; as, the poetry of enthusiasm.
  3. 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.
  4. Lively manifestation of joy or zeal.

Enthusiasm Quotations

Winston Churchill Quote
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Arthur Balfour Quote
Enthusiasm moves the world.
Arthur Balfour

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
Michael Jordan

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Enthusiasm Translations

enthusiasm in Afrikaans is geesdrif
enthusiasm in Danish is begejstring
enthusiasm in Dutch is enthousiasme, geestdrift
enthusiasm in Finnish is innostus
enthusiasm in French is ivresse, enthousiasme
enthusiasm in German is Begeisterung
enthusiasm in Italian is entusiasmo
enthusiasm in Norwegian is entusiasme, begeistring
enthusiasm in Portuguese is entusiasmo
enthusiasm in Spanish is exaltacion, entusiasmo
enthusiasm in Swedish is entusiasm, jubel

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