excitement


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  • noun

Synonyms for excitement

Synonyms for excitement

intensity of feeling or reaction

Synonyms for excitement

the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

something that agitates and arouses

disturbance usually in protest

References in classic literature ?
I beg to be allowed to convey, through you, my apologies to your excellent aunt for my late excitement.
In the contemplation of Beauty we alone find it possible to attain that pleasurable elevation, or excitement of the soul, which we recognize as the Poetic Sentiment, and which is so easily distinguished from Truth, which is the satisfaction of the Reason, or from Passion, which is the excitement of the heart.
cried Rogojin, working himself up into a frenzy of excitement.
The colonel of the Polish Uhlans, a handsome old man, flushed and, fumbling in his speech from excitement, asked the aide-de-camp whether he would be permitted to swim the river with his Uhlans instead of seeking a ford.
I had hoped to set to work at once this morning, but I find myself under some indisposition, probably from too much excitement yesterday.
Anne was enjoying the excitement of the various preparations, but under it all she carried a little heartache.
The clamour of voices from Tattersall's subsided, and in its place rose the buzz of excitement from the stands, the murmur of many voices gradually growing in volume.
But the excitement of cutting out the Arangi had been communicated to his addled brain, and, with vague reminiscent flashes of the strength of life triumphant, he shared deliriously in this triumph of Somo by applying himself to the curing of the head that was in itself the concrete expression of triumph.
It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan by which he could get a little company and some excitement.
With some difficulty, begotten of his excitement, he made a light, and they proceeded to explore the place, passing from room to room.
That faith was then new to me, and all Moxon's expounding had failed to make me a convert; but now it seemed as if a great light shone about me, like that which fell upon Saul of Tarsus; and out there in the storm and darkness and solitude I experienced what Lewes calls "The endless variety and excitement of philosophic thought.
Yet Dorothy felt a sort of joyous excitement in defying the storm, and while she held fast to the railing she peered around through the gloom and thought she saw the dim form of a man clinging to a mast not far away from her.
Just at this moment a circumstance, the most unexpected, the most extraordinary and incredible, occurred to rouse afresh their panting spirits, and to throw every mind into a state of the most violent excitement.
At any rate, it will give a breath of excitement to the life she has doomed to stagnation, and may calm with certainty some agitating thoughts.
She saw in her the signs of that excitement of success she knew so well in herself; she saw that she was intoxicated with the delighted admiration she was exciting.