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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

Enthusiasm moves the world. - Arthur Balfour
Enthusiasm moves the world.
Arthur Balfour

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Alexander Hamilton

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Queen Elizabeth II

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
Henry Ford
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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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