the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour(noun)
the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
"his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
fervor, firing, fervency, lighting, turmoil, redness, kindling, innervation, inflammation, excitement, ignition, ardour, excitation, agitation, fervidness, irritation, exhilaration, fire, upheaval, hullabaloo, rubor, inflaming, fervour, ardor
something that agitates and arouses
"he looked forward to the excitements of the day"
agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo(noun)
disturbance usually in protest
fervor, upthrow, upthrust, tempestuousness, turmoil, turbulence, excitement, unrest, ferment, hullabaloo, uplift, excitation, agitation, exhilaration, fervour, fermentation, convulsion, tumult, upheaval, inflammation
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for excitement
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- възбуда, вълнениеBulgarian
- orgasmo, eccitamentoItalian
- OpreegungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- opphisselse, spenningNorwegian
- excitare, excitațieRomanian
- bambika, msisimukoSwahili
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