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Pronunciation:  en'thoozee`ast

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
  2. [n]  a person having a strong liking for something

ENTHUSIAST is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: fancier, partisan, partizan
 See Also: addict, admirer, adorer, animal fancier, backslapper, balletomane, bird fancier, booster, champion, fan, fanatic, fiend, freak, friend, gadgeteer, nut, protagonist, shutterbug, sports fan, supporter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*thu"si*ast\, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. enthousiaste.]
One moved or actuated by enthusiasm; as:
(a) One who imagines himself divinely inspired, or possessed
    of some special revelation; a religious madman; a
(b) One whose mind is wholly possessed and heated by what
    engages it; one who is influenced by a peculiar; fervor
    of mind; an ardent and imaginative person.

          Enthusiasts soon understand each other. --W.

Syn: Visionary; fanatic; devotee; zealot.

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