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: ↑exhilaration)
Hypernyms: ↑joy, ↑joyousness, ↑joyfulness
bang, ↑boot, ↑charge, ↑rush, ↑flush, ↑thrill, ↑kick, ↑intoxication, ↑titillation
2. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up (Freq. 5)

his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled


he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

Syn: ↑excitation, ↑inflammation, ↑fervor, ↑fervour
Derivationally related forms: ↑excite (for: ↑excitation), ↑excite
Hypernyms: ↑emotional arousal
Hyponyms: ↑fever pitch, ↑sensation
Attrubites: ↑exciting, ↑unexciting
3. something that agitates and arouses (Freq. 4)

he looked forward to the excitements of the day

Syn: ↑excitation
Derivationally related forms: ↑excite, ↑excite (for: ↑excitation)
Hypernyms: ↑arousal, ↑rousing
Hyponyms: ↑hair-raiser, ↑chiller, ↑thrill
4. disturbance usually in protest (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑agitation, ↑turmoil, ↑upheaval, ↑hullabaloo
Hypernyms: ↑disturbance

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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