AskDefine | Define excitement

Dictionary Definition



1 the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed" [syn: exhilaration]
2 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" [syn: excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour]
3 something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day" [syn: excitation]
4 disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /ɪkˈsaɪtmənt/, /Ik"saItm@nt/



  1. the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
  2. something that excites.


state of being excited

Extensive Definition

Excitement could refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

action, activity, ado, aggravation, agitation, anger, animation, anxiety, ardency, ardor, arousal, arousing, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, breathless impatience, brouhaha, bustle, chafing, churn, commotion, conturbation, discomfort, discomposure, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, eagerness, ebullience, ebullition, ecstasy, electrification, embroilment, enthusiasm, exacerbation, exasperation, excitation, exhilaration, ferment, fermentation, fervency, fervidity, fervidness, fervor, fever, feverishness, fidgets, fire, fireworks, firing, flap, flurry, fluster, flutteration, foment, fomentation, fretfulness, fretting, fume, furor, fury, fuss, galvanization, gusto, haste, heart, heartiness, heat, hubbub, hurly-burly, impassionedness, impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, incitation, incitement, inflammation, infuriation, inquietude, instigation, irritation, jitters, jumpiness, lather, lathering up, liveliness, love, maelstrom, malaise, moil, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, passion, passionateness, pep rally, pep talk, perturbation, provocation, rabble-rousing, relish, restiveness, restlessness, roil, rout, row, savor, seethe, seething, sexual desire, soul, spirit, steaming up, stew, stimulation, stimulus, stir, stirring, stirring up, stirring-up, sweat, swirl, tense readiness, tension, to-do, trepidation, trepidity, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, unease, uneasiness, unpatientness, unquietness, unrest, upset, vehemence, verve, warmth, warmth of feeling, whipping up, working up, zeal
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