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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.


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.


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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