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English noun: excitement

1. excitement (feeling) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy


SamplesHe could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed.


Synonymsexhilaration


Broader (hypernym)joy, joyfulness, joyousness


Narrower (hyponym)bang, boot, charge, flush, intoxication, kick, rush, thrill, titillation

2. excitement (state) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up


SamplesHis face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled.
He tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation.


Synonymsexcitation, fervor, fervour, inflammation


Broader (hypernym)emotional arousal


Narrower (hyponym)fever pitch, sensation


Attributeexciting, unexciting

3. excitement (act) something that agitates and arouses


SamplesHe looked forward to the excitements of the day.


Synonymsexcitation


Broader (hypernym)arousal, rousing


Narrower (hyponym)chiller, hair-raiser, thrill

4. excitement (act) disturbance usually in protest


Synonymsagitation, hullabaloo, turmoil, upheaval


Broader (hypernym)disturbance









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