"Enthusiasm" is the noun form of "enthusiastic". Enthusiasm is a quality that people have sometimes. It means being positive, active, and ready to try something. You say that a person is "enthusiastic about" something. For example, when you're talking about a new project you're working on at work that you really like, you can say:

I'm feeling pretty enthusiastic about this one. What about you?

"Enthusiasm" is a noun that's made out of an adjective. Some other examples of this include:

  • happy > happiness
  • relieved > relief
  • frustrated > frustration
  • irritated > irritation
  • certain > certainty

It's important to learn the noun forms of adjectives. Knowing them allows you to talk about different feelings and emotions that you or other people have.

This phrase appears in these lessons: