Meaning of enthusiasm
Pronunciation: (en-th'zē-az"um), [key]
- absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit; lively interest: He shows marked enthusiasm for his studies.
- an occupation, activity, or pursuit in which such interest is shown: Hunting is his latest enthusiasm.
- any of various forms of extreme religious devotion, usually associated with intense emotionalism and a break with orthodoxy.
- enthusiasm (Thesaurus)