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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 from WordNet

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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