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noun as in great enthusiasm

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People often start setting goals with a little too much gusto, trying to overhaul many aspects of their life at once.

From Time

The character exudes gusto and sex appeal, and a churning, forward-leaning drive.

Ultimately, you may be disgusted with yourself — as I was — for devouring this morally repugnant tale with such gusto, but reading, like eating is a hard activity to regulate once the appetites are aroused.

Fossil shark teeth got people hooked on the Meg long before paleontology took off in the early 19th century, when scientists started cataloging fossils with gusto.

He ignored red flags—like Salazar’s rumored testing of testosterone or the flippancy with which he passed out prescription drugs—with the typical gusto of a new Nike employee.

From Fortune

There's a scene in which a nude Amy Elliott-Dunne, played with committed gusto by Rosamund Pike, is washing off in the shower.

As admirable as the U.S. fightback against Belgium was the pride and gusto of their fans.

Of course, the young people on the progressive side of the hall supported my cause with gusto.

For her other performance, she also belted “Wrecking Ball” with all the gusto of a young Linda Blair having an exorcism.

After he said, “go ahead,” she “took a handful and swallowed them with gusto and no dramatics.”

Huxley quotes with satirical gusto Dr. Wace's declaration as to the word "Infidel."

Then Mr. Blackbird selected a good many choice tidbits here and there, which he bolted with gusto.

Ben Jonson loved the 'durne weed,' and describes its every accident with the gusto of a connoisseur.

The four shook hands solemnly with their new neighbor, then, with even a greater gusto, drank his health.

He would retail his exciting experiences as a pugilist and a drunkard with much gusto.


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On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gusto, such as: brio, fervor, relish, verve, zeal, and zest.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.