Enthusiasm vs Zestlessness - What's the difference?

enthusiasm | zestlessness |


As nouns the difference between enthusiasm and zestlessness

is that enthusiasm is (obsolete|or|historical) possession by a god; divine inspiration or frenzy while zestlessness is the state or condition of being zestless; lack of passion or enthusiasm.

enthusiasm

Noun

  • (obsolete, or, historical) Possession by a god; divine inspiration or frenzy.
  • * 1946 , Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy , ch. 1
  • The intoxication that they sought was that of ‘enthusiasm ’, of union with the god.
  • Intensity of feeling; excited interest or eagerness.
  • Something in which one is keenly interested.
  • * 1968 , Central States Archaeological Journal (volumes 15-16, page 154)
  • My main enthusiasm is attending and seeing the progress and interest of collectors, to meet old friends, and hopefully to make new friends.
  • * 2012 , Nicholas Joll, Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (page 23)
  • Other Adamsian enthusiasms included: fast cars; restaurants; Bach, the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Dire Straits;

    zestlessness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being zestless; lack of passion or enthusiasm.