enthusiast

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From ecclesiastical Greek ἐνθουσιαστής (enthousiastḗs, an enthusiast, a zealot), from ἐνθουσιάζειν (enthousiázein, intransitive be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy, transitive inspire): see enthusiasm.

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enthusiast (plural enthusiasts)

  1. A person filled with or guided by enthusiasm.
  2. (archaic) A person exhibiting over-zealous religious fervour.

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