enthusiasm [en-thoo-zee-az-uhm] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||keen interest, excitement|
|Synonyms:||activity, ardency, ardor, avidity, conviction, craze, dash, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, emotion, energy, exhilaration, fad, fanaticism, feeling, fervor, fever, fieriness, fire, flame, flare, frenzy, fury, gaiety, glow, go*, heat, hilarity, hobby, impetuosity, intensity, interest, joy, joyfulness, keenness, life, mania, mirth, nerve, oomph, orgasm, passion, pep, rapture, red heat, relish, snap, spirit, transport, vehemence, verve, vim, vivacity, warmth, zeal, zealousness, zest, élan|
|Antonyms:||aloofness, apathy, coldness, coolness, doubt, indifference, lethargy, pessimism, weariness|
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||adoration; very strong liking|
|Synonyms:||adulation, affection, allegiance, amity, amorousness, amour, appreciation, ardency, ardor, attachment, case*, cherishing, crush, delight, devotedness, devotion, emotion, enchantment, enjoyment, fervor, fidelity, flame, fondness, friendship, hankering, idolatry, inclination, infatuation, involvement, like, lust, mad for, partiality, passion, piety, rapture, regard, relish, respect, sentiment, soft spot, taste, tenderness, weakness, worship, yearning, zeal|
|Antonyms:||dislike, hate, hatred|
|Part of Speech:||noun, verb|
adorable, affectionate, after one's fancy, after one's mind, after one's own heart, after one's taste, amative, amatory, amiable, ammophilous, amorous, ardent, attached to, attractive, beloved, bewitching, bitten, bloten, brokenhearted, captivating, charmed, charming, congenial, darling, dear, dear as the apple of one's eye, dearly beloved, dendrophilous, devoted, enamored, enchanting, engaging, erotic, fascinating, favorite, fond of, glutolatrous, heartsick, in love, in one's good graces, interesting, lexicomanic, like an angel, little, lovable, loved, lovelorn, lovely, lovesick, loving, moonstruck, motherly, mulierose, nearest to one's heart, nemophilous, ornithophilous, over head and ears in love, pandemic, paphian, passionate, pet, philogynous, philophilosophos, philoprogenitive, photophilous, plagose, popular, potamophilous, precious, pygal, pygophilous, rapturous, romantic, sapid, seductive, smitten, struck with, sweet, sweet upon, sympathetic, taken with, tender, tid, to one's fancy, to one's mind, to one's own heart, to one's taste, true, unfaithful, uxorious, veneficial, wedded to, well, zoophiliac
|Category:||1. Social Affections|
love; fondness; liking; inclination (desire); regard, dilection, admiration, fancy., affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling; tenderness; heart, brotherly love; benevolence; attachment., yearning, tender passion, amour; gyneolatry; gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry., Cupid, Venus; myrtle; true lover's knot; love token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love story; the old story, plighted love; courtship; amourette; free love., maternal love., attractiveness; popularity; favorite., lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret, beau, sweetheart, inamorato, swain, young man, flame, love, truelove; leman, Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso, cavaliere servente, captive, cicisbeo; caro sposo., inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa., betrothed, affianced, fiancée., flirt, coquette; amorette; pair of turtledoves; abode of love, agapemone.
love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with; have a love for, entertain a love for, harbor cherish a love for; regard, revere; take to, bear love to, be wedded to; set one's affections on; make much of, feast one's eyes on; hold dear, prize; hug, cling to, cherish, pet., burn; adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument dote on, dote upon., take a fancy to, look sweet upon; become enamored; fall in love with, lose one's heart; desire., excite love; win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections; take the fancy of, have a place in the heart, wind round the heart; attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head., get into favor; ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself; propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable, set one's cap at, flirt.
loving; fond of; taken with, struck with; smitten, bitten; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed; in love; love-sick; over head and ears in love., affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving; amorous, amatory; fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly., loved, beloved, well beloved, dearly beloved; dear, precious, darling, pet, little; favorite, popular.
amantes amentes [Terencel; credula res amor est [Ovid]; militat omnis amasius [Ovid]; omnia vincit amor [Vergil]; si vis amari ama [Seneca] the sweetest joy, the wildest woe [Bailey].
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