aficionado
[ uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
from Spanish, ‘amateur’, past participle of aficioner ‘become fond of’ used as a noun, based on Latin affectio(n-) ‘(favorable) disposition towards’
Synonyms
noun
devoteeadorerenthusiastfanconnoisseurexpertauthorityspecialistpundit
Antonyms
noun
haterunenthusiasticuninformed
Definition
nouna person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime
Examples
nounSally was an aficionado of the finest wines in the world.
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