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 enthusiasm [ɪn'θjuzɪ`æzəm]   添加此单词到默认生词本
n. 巨大的热情, 热心

  1. We were received with enthusiasm.
  2. He expressed infectious enthusiasm to his voters.
  3. His refusal iced our enthusiasm.

[ noun ]
  1. a feeling of excitement

  2. <noun.feeling>
  3. overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval

  4. <noun.attribute>
  5. a lively interest

  6. <noun.cognition>
    enthusiasm for his program is growing

Enthusiasm \En*thu"si*asm\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to be inspired or
possessed by the god, fr. ?, ?, inspired: cf. enthousiasme.
See {Entheal}, {Theism}.]
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

Enthusiasm is founded neither on reason nor divine
revelation, but rises from the conceits of a warmed
or overweening imagination. --Locke.

2. A state of impassioned emotion; transport; elevation of
fancy; exaltation of soul; as, the poetry of enthusiasm.

Resolutions adopted in enthusiasm are often repented
of when excitement has been succeeded by the wearing
duties of hard everyday routine. --Froude.

Exhibiting the seeming contradiction of
susceptibility to enthusiasm and calculating
shrewdness. --Bancroft.

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.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

4. Lively manifestation of joy or zeal.

Philip was greeted with a tumultuous enthusiasm.

  1. It's entirely possible, of course, that their enthusiasm came partly from the fact that most of them couldn't see much of what was going on.
  2. And, despite all its new-found enthusiasm for Elsie, Borden won't spend more than $3,000 to purchase its live symbol.
  3. Mr. Garcia's decision to limit the external debt service to 10% of exports provoked great public enthusiasm, and a mixture of apprehension and sympathy in local business circles.
  4. By all accounts, his next literary offering will be a form guide to Australian racing - a penchant of Mr Hawke's which rivals Mr Keating's enthusiasm for clocks.
  5. "When we started the program, there was a lot of advertising, enthusiasm and backing," she said. "Now, there's no advertising support for female apparel.
  6. He has been rewarded by acquiescence, if not enthusiasm, from the leader of the province's most important political party. It will be harder now than it has ever been to sustain that careful political balancing act.
  7. The advances were fed by a continued clamor for shares from foreign institutions in the wake of the airport agreement, as well as local enthusiasm about climbing property prices.
  8. She is also volleying with enthusiasm.
  9. "Bill Garrett has given his heart and soul to the National Geographic Society for the past 35 years," Grosvenor said. "Every member of the society and every reader of our magazine has benefited from his great enthusiasm for dispensing knowledge.
  10. The Australian opposition, which currently leads the Labor government in opinion polls and is likely to form the next government in Canberra, has criticized Spinfizz, noting that only the Soviets have greeted it with enthusiasm.
  11. The public's enthusiasm for options trading seems sure to wane.
  12. But with the shares still trading at a hefty premium to estimated net assets it is hard to summon up much enthusiasm on a long term view.
  13. Some who have attended half-a-dozen Games have run out of enthusiasm. It is not because they have lost their love of sport.
  14. Buying enthusiasm waned in the crude-oil market on indications that OPEC members continue to ignore their self-imposed production ceilings.
  15. By mid-morning, the enthusiasm fizzled and the stock market drifted lower in the face of a weakening dollar and as institutional investors turned their attention to Wednesday's government report on the merchandise trade deficit for January.
  16. While cash that had been sitting on the sidelines for weeks poured into the market, analysts noted that the enthusiasm had some bounds.
  17. There are some who would say that the plainess of this elevation shows the collapse of real enthusiasm for the classical style.
  18. One creditor representative yesterday expressed curiosity about the firmness of Pennzoil's $4.1 billion figure; Pennzoil's Mr. Kerr said that nothing was "cast in stone," but expressed little enthusiasm for reducing the amount.
  19. Bush, still weeks away from having to pick his own running mate, is concentrating on rallying enthusiasm for his candidacy.
  20. They may have been carried away in their enthusiasm, since the dollar is only 10 percent cheaper against the pound than it was at the end of June 1986.
  21. Asked if Mr Kaifu had received the idea without enthusiasm, the spokesman said: 'You would not be wrong'.
  22. The frenzied first day of trading reflected pent-up enthusiasm for shares of the Seattle-based desktop publishing software company that had been building since the offering was announced last month.
  23. World Market Activity Share prices fell amid a lack of investor enthusiasm in Tokyo Friday, reversing early morning gains.
  24. As for its prospective near-neighbours, at least one - the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace - is full of enthusiasm.
  25. The lack of enthusiasm has caused industry watchers to argue that deregulation steps announced so far haven't gone far enough.
  26. But the enthusiasm was short-lived.
  27. Mr. Shopkorn's successor, Mr. Hackett, hasn't met with much enthusiasm, several Salomon executives said.
  28. In the rush of enthusiasm for the project, few members of Congress have questioned its cost.
  29. For Mr. Lawson, the markets' newly discovered enthusiasm for Britain is a vital piece of good news.
  30. Others say he has a rare ability to stir enthusiasm in employees.
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