enthusiast, partisan, partizannoun
an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
a person having a strong liking for something
A person filled with or guided by enthusiasm.
A person exhibiting over-zealous religious fervour.
Etymology: From ecclesiastical Greek, from : see enthusiasm.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Let an enthusiast be principled that he or his teacher is inspired, and acted by an immediate communication of the Divine Spirit, and you in vain bring the evidence of clear reasons against his doctrine. John Locke.
Chapman seems to have been of an arrogant turn, and an enthusiast in poetry. Alexander Pope, Iliads. Pref. to the.
At last divine Cecilia came,
Inventress of the vocal frame;
The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store,
Enlarg’d the former narrow bounds,
And added length to solemn sounds,
With nature’s mother-wit, and arts unknown before. Dryd.
one moved or actuated by enthusiasm; as: (a) One who imagines himself divinely inspired, or possessed of some special revelation; a religious madman; a fanatic. (b) One whose mind is wholly possessed and heated by what engages it; one who is influenced by a peculiar; fervor of mind; an ardent and imaginative person
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who preaches four times as much as he believes and believes four times as much as a sane man ought to.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'enthusiast' in Nouns Frequency: #2966
The numerical value of enthusiast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of enthusiast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
They provide decent service, they're just using some different equipment, which, as a flight enthusiast, you totally enjoy.
Watching the polar bear on top of an iceberg is a dream come true for a photography enthusiast!
He's very interested in the past, and the cars and the motorcycles. He's a great enthusiast, but there was something missing from him this last year, the sparkle wasn't there. But I think because he's such an enthusiast, this is just what he needs. And what Ferrari needs.
The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.
Jeff Sessions is a private prison enthusiast.
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- entusiast, sværmerDanish
- harrastaja, intoilijaFinnish
- zélote, amateur, passionné, enthousiasteFrench
- entuzjasta, entuzjastkaPolish
- entuzìjastkinja, zanesènjāk, entuzìjast, zanesenjàkinjaSerbo-Croatian
- حوصلہ افزائیUrdu
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