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Thrilled vs Enthralled - What's the difference?

thrilled | enthralled |

As verbs the difference between thrilled and enthralled

is that thrilled is (thrill) while enthralled is (enthrall).

As adjectives the difference between thrilled and enthralled

is that thrilled is extremely excited or delighted while enthralled is extremely happy or excited.

thrilled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (thrill)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely excited or delighted.
  • enthralled

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely happy or excited
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  • At 18 I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to study at Oxford University. I was enthralled with the exciting new world around me and tried desperately to fit in.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (enthrall)