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noun enthusiasm pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈθjuːziˌæzəm/
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  1. [uncountable] the feeling of being very interested in something or excited by it
    enthusiasm for:

    His enthusiasm for music has stayed strong throughout his 23 years in radio.

    dampen someone’s enthusiasm (=reduce it):

    The defeat did not dampen the enthusiasm of the home team.

    1. a.
      [countable] an activity or subject that you are interested in and excited about


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