excitement

  • 1 Excitement — Ex*cite ment . [Cf. OF. excitement, escitement.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which excites or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 excitement — index ardor, commotion, furor, interest (concern), passion, provocation, turmoil Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 excitement — early 15c., encouragement; c.1600, something that tends to excite, from EXCITE (Cf. excite) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning condition of mental and emotional agitation is from 1846 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 excitement — [n] enthusiasm; incitement action, activity, ado, adventure, agitation, animation, bother, buzz*, commotion, confusion, discomposure, disturbance, dither*, drama, elation, emotion, excitation, feeling, ferment, fever, flurry, frenzy, furor, fuss …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 excitement — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness. 2) something that arouses such a feeling. 3) sexual arousal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 excitement — [ek sīt′mənt, iksīt′mənt] n. [ME < OFr] 1. an exciting or being excited; agitation 2. something that excites …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 excitement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, extreme, great, high, intense, tremendous ▪ breathless, feverish, giddy (esp. AmE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 excitement — ex|cite|ment W3S3 [ıkˈsaıtmənt] n 1.) [U] the feeling of being excited ▪ The news caused great excitement among scientists. ▪ sexual excitement excitement of ▪ the excitement of becoming a parent excitement at ▪ children filled with excitement at …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 excitement — n. 1) to arouse, create, stir up excitement 2) to feel excitement 3) considerable, great, intense; mounting excitement 4) excitement builds (to a climax); mounts 5) excitement about, at, over * * * [ɪk saɪtmənt] at create great intense …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 excitement — noun 1 (U) the feeling of being excited: squeals of excitement (+ of): The new job held none of the excitement of her career in the police. (+ at): their excitement at the discovery | The news that Ms Street had eloped with Jean caused great… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 excitement */*/ — UK [ɪkˈsaɪtmənt] / US noun Word forms excitement : singular excitement plural excitements 1) [uncountable] the feeling of being excited The long wait only added to our excitement. There was great excitement amongst the crowd as they waited for… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 excitement — ex|cite|ment [ ık saıtmənt ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the feeling of being excited: The long wait only added to our excitement. There was great excitement in the crowd as they waited for the president to arrive. excitement of: the excitement of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 excitement — [[t]ɪksa͟ɪtmənt[/t]] excitements N VAR You use excitement to refer to the state of being excited, or to something that excites you. Everyone is in a state of great excitement. ...the excitement of a thunderstorm... This game had its challenges,… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 excitement — noun 1) the excitement of seeing a leopard in the wild Syn: thrill, pleasure, delight, joy; informal kick, buzz, charge, high 2) excitement in her eyes Syn: exhilaration, elation, animation, enthusiasm …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 excitement — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) State of being excited Nouns 1. excitement, excitation; stimulation, piquancy, provocation, arousal, incitement; animation, agitation, perturbation; intoxication, high pressure; exhilaration, passion,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 excitement — noun 1) the excitement of seeing a leopard in the wild Syn: thrill, pleasure, delight, joy; informal buzz 2) excitement in her eyes Syn: exhilaration, elation, animation, enthusiasm, eagerness, anticipation …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 excitement*/*/ — [ɪkˈsaɪtmənt] noun [U] the feeling of being excited The long wait only added to our excitement.[/ex] the excitement of winning a major championship[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 excitement — noun 1. the feeling of lively and cheerful joy (Freq. 9) he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed • Syn: ↑exhilaration • Derivationally related forms: ↑excite, ↑exhilarate (for: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 excitement — excite ex‧cite [ɪkˈsaɪt] verb [transitive] to produce a lot of activity in a market, with a lot of people buying and selling stocks and shares: • The auditors excited the market again yesterday by reporting sharply higher profits for the group.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 20 excitement — (è ksi te man) s. m. État de ce qui est excité. L excitement des esprits …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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