English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'enthusiasm'

(noun) 
Definition
ardent and lively interest or eagerness
Her lack of enthusiasm filled me with disappointment.
Synonyms
keenness
the keenness of the students
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passion
Her eyes were blazing with passion.
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excitement
The audience was in a state of great excitement.
, , ,
relish
The three men ate with relish.
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devotion
I was impressed by his devotion to his family.
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zeal
his zeal for teaching
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zest
He has a zest for life and a quick intellect.
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fervour
an outbreak of religious fervour
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eagerness
the voice of a woman speaking with breathless eagerness
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ardour
my ardour for football
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vehemence
He spoke loudly and with more vehemence than he had intended.
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earnestness
He spoke with intense earnestness.
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zing (informal)
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(noun) 
the current enthusiasm for skateboarding
Synonyms
interest
He developed a wide range of sporting interests.
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passion
She has a passion for gardening.
Mountaineering is his passion.
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rage
the latest technological rage
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obsession
yet another man with an obsession about football
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craze
a magazine article about the latest fitness craze
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fad (informal)
He does not believe that environmental concern is a passing fad.
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mania
They had a mania for travelling.
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hobbyhorse

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ardour
Definition
intense enthusiasm
my ardour for football
in the sense of avidity
in the sense of craze
Definition
a short-lived fashion or enthusiasm
a magazine article about the latest fitness craze
Synonyms
fad,
thing (informal),
the latest thing (informal)

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