Enthusiastic En*thu`si*as"tic, Enthusiastical En*thu`si*as"tic*al, 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. [1913 Webster]

A young man . . . of a visionary and enthusiastic character. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

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