excitement

Excitement is a feeling or situation full of activity, joy, exhilaration, or upheaval. One thing about excitement — it sure isn't boring.

There are a few types of excitement, but they're all exciting — they get your attention. If you can't wait for your birthday, you're feeling a happy kind of excitement. If everyone in class is screaming and throwing things, the teacher might ask, "What's all the excitement about?" A sleeping dog is resting — no excitement there. But a dog that’s jumping, barking, and running in circles when his owner comes home is feeling and causing a lot of excitement.

Definitions of excitement
  1. noun
    the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    “his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled”
    synonyms: excitation, fervor, fervour, inflammation
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    types:
    fever pitch
    a state of extreme excitement
    sensation
    a state of widespread public excitement and interest
    type of:
    emotional arousal
    the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
  2. noun
    the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    “he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed”
    synonyms: exhilaration
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    types:
    bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill
    the swift release of a store of affective force
    intoxication
    excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety
    titillation
    a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)
    type of:
    joy, joyfulness, joyousness
    the emotion of great happiness
  3. noun
    something that agitates and arouses
    “he looked forward to the excitements of the day”
    synonyms: excitation
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    types:
    chiller, hair-raiser
    excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones
    thrill
    something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
    type of:
    arousal, rousing
    the act of arousing
  4. noun
    disturbance usually in protest
    synonyms: agitation, hullabaloo, turmoil, upheaval
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    type of:
    disturbance
    the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
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