enthusiast Definition

  • 1a person who is very interested in and involved with a particular subject or activity
  • 2a person who is filled with enthusiasm for something

Using enthusiast: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "enthusiast" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He is a car enthusiast and spends all his free time working on his vintage car.

  • Example

    She is an art enthusiast and visits museums regularly.

  • Example

    The festival attracted thousands of music enthusiasts from around the world.

enthusiast Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for enthusiast

Antonyms for enthusiast

Phrases with enthusiast

  • a person who is very interested in sports and follows them closely


    My brother is a sports enthusiast and never misses a game.

  • a person who loves nature and enjoys spending time outdoors


    She is a nature enthusiast and goes hiking every weekend.

  • a person who is passionate about history and enjoys learning about the past


    He is a history enthusiast and reads history books in his free time.

Origins of enthusiast

from Greek 'enthousiastēs', meaning 'possessed by a god, inspired'


Summary: enthusiast in Brief

An 'enthusiast' [ɪnˈθjuːziæst] is a person who is very interested and involved in a particular subject or activity. It can refer to someone who is filled with enthusiasm for something. Examples include a car enthusiast, an art enthusiast, or a music enthusiast. Synonyms include 'fan', 'devotee', and 'aficionado'.

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