aficionado
[ uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from Spanish, ‘amateur’, past participle of aficioner ‘become fond of’ used as a noun, based on Latin affectio(n-) ‘(favorable) disposition towards’
Synonyms
  • devotee
  • adorer
  • enthusiast
  • fan
  • connoisseur
  • expert
  • authority
  • specialist
  • pundit
Antonyms
  • hater
  • unenthusiastic
  • uninformed
Definition
a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime
Example
Sally was an aficionado of the finest wines in the world.
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