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Meaning of enthusiast

en•thu•si•ast

Pronunciation: (en-th'zē-ast", -ist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal: a sports enthusiast.
  2. a religious visionary or fanatic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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