(?), n. [Gr. : cf. F. enthousiaste.] 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.
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Enthusiasts soon understand each other.
W. Irving.

Syn. -- Visionary; fanatic; devotee; zealot.





(?), } a. [Gr. .] Filled with enthusiasm; characterized by enthusiasm; zealous; as, an enthusiastic lover of art. "Enthusiastical raptures." Calamy. -- En*thu`si*as"tic*al*ly, adv.
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A young man . . . of a visionary and enthusiastic character.
W. Irving.
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