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enthusiasm (n.)

17世纪, 来自法语 enthousiasme (16世纪), 直接来自拉丁语晚期 enthusiasmus, 来自希腊语 enthousiasmos “神圣的灵感, 热情(由某些种类的音乐等产生)”, 来自 enthousiazein “受到神的启发或附身, 被狂喜,” 来自 entheos “受到神的启发, 被神附身”, 来自 en “在” (见 en- (2) ). + theos “神” (来自PIE根 *dhes-, 形成宗教概念的词语). 它获得了一个贬义的“过度的宗教情感, 通过从上帝的特殊启示的自负” (1650年代) 下的清教徒; 泛指“狂热, 热情” (主要的现代意义) 是第一次记录1716.

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Definitions of enthusiasm

enthusiasm (n.)
a feeling of excitement;
enthusiasm (n.)
overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval;
Synonyms: exuberance / ebullience
enthusiasm (n.)
a lively interest;
enthusiasm for his program is growing
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