Definitions for: Excitement


[n] disturbance usually in protest
[n] something that agitates and arouses; "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"
[n] the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*cite"mentn. [Cf. OF. excitement, escitement.]
1. The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into
action, or of having increased action; impulsion;
agitation; as, an excitement of the people.

2. That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or
induces action; a motive.

The cares and excitements of a season of transition
and struggle. --Talfowrd.

3. (Physiol.) A state of aroused or increased vital activity
in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues.

Synonyms: agitation, excitation, excitation, exhilaration, fervor, fervour, hullabaloo, inflammation, turmoil, upheaval

See Also: arousal, bang, boot, charge, disturbance, emotional arousal, flush, intoxication, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, kick, rousing, rush, sensation, thrill, thrill, titillation

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