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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

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

Don't let negativity affect your vision. A lot of people have said harsh things, but I don't let it affect me. If anything it gives me more enthusiasm and pushes me to do better in my career so I can prove them wrong.
Nicole Polizzi

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Samuel Ullman

Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.
Sebastian Coe

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley
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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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