Definition of Excitement

1. Noun. The feeling of lively and cheerful joy. "He could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

Exact synonyms: Exhilaration
Generic synonyms: Joy, Joyfulness, Joyousness
Specialized synonyms: Bang, Boot, Charge, Flush, Kick, Rush, Thrill, Intoxication, Titillation
Derivative terms: Excite, Exhilarate

2. Noun. The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up. "He tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
Exact synonyms: Excitation, Fervor, Fervour, Inflammation
Generic synonyms: Emotional Arousal
Specialized synonyms: Fever Pitch, Sensation
Attributes: Exciting, Unexciting
Derivative terms: Excite, Excite, Excite, Excite, Excite, Excite

3. Noun. Something that agitates and arouses. "He looked forward to the excitements of the day"
Exact synonyms: Excitation
Generic synonyms: Arousal, Rousing
Specialized synonyms: Chiller, Hair-raiser, Thrill
Derivative terms: Excite, Excite, Excite

4. Noun. Disturbance usually in protest.
Exact synonyms: Agitation, Hullabaloo, Turmoil, Upheaval
Generic synonyms: Disturbance

Definition of Excitement

1. n. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people.

Definition of Excitement

1. Noun. the state of being excited (emotionally aroused). ¹

2. Noun. something that excites. ¹

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Definition of Excitement

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Medical Definition of Excitement

1. 1. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people. 2. That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive. "The cares and excitements of a season of transition and struggle." (Talfowrd) 3. A state of aroused or increased vital activity in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues. Origin: Cf. OF. Excitement, escitement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excitement

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Literary usage of Excitement

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1904)
"This state of mind, then, independently even of any bodily excitement, seems to be an ... In other words, where there is no excitement directly aroused by a ..."

2. Principles of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of by Benjamin Silliman (1865)
"If precaution* are taken to insulate these, as with mica it is easy to do, by scaling wax, they also show the effects of electrical excitement by tho ..."

3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"No excitement followed, however, till the middle of May, when a Mormon, ... Then the people went wild with excitement, and launches, sloops, lighters, ..."

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