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.

Primary Meanings of excitement

1.
n
the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
2.
n
disturbance usually in protest
Full Definitions of excitement
1

n the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

“his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled”
Synonyms:
excitation, fervor, fervour, inflammation
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

n the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

“he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed”
Synonyms:
exhilaration
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

n something that agitates and arouses

“he looked forward to the excitements of the day”
Synonyms:
excitation
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
2

n disturbance usually in protest

Synonyms:
agitation, hullabaloo, turmoil, upheaval
Type of:
disturbance
the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

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