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Noun: excitement  ik'sIt-munt or ek'sIt-munt
  1. The feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed";
    - exhilaration
  2. The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled";
    - excitation, inflammation, fervor [US], fervour [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Something that agitates and arouses
    "he looked forward to the excitements of the day";
    - excitation
  4. Disturbance usually in protest
    - agitation, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo [informal], hullaballoo

Derived forms: excitements

See also: exciting, unexciting

Type of: arousal, disturbance, emotional arousal, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, rousing

Encyclopedia: Excitement