1 restlessness, disquiet, disquietude, tension, agitation, unrest, malaise, discomfort, jumpiness, nervousness, freneticness, excitation:
He had to give the patient an injection to quell her excitement.
2 perturbation, upset, action, ado, activity, ferment, furore or US furor, turmoil, tumult, to-do, stir, commotion, hubbub, brouhaha, fuss, hurly-burly, Colloq fireworks:
The robbery caused a lot of excitement at the bank.
3 animation, eagerness, enthusiasm, exhilaration, ebullience:
She could hardly contain her excitement at winning the lottery.
considerable, fierce, great, high, intense, tremendous | breathless, febrile, feverish, heady, wild | genuine, real, sheer | initial | sudden | growing, heightened, mounting | added, further | suppressed | nervous, restless | guilty | pleasurable | strange | vicarious
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| youthful | intellectual, physical, political, sexual
flicker, flurry, flush, frisson, ripple, surge
She felt a surge of excitement when she heard the song.
VERB + EXCITEMENT
be bubbling with, be filled with, be flushed with, be sick with, be trembling/tingling with, feel
Her face was flushed with excitement. She was almost sick with excitement and apprehension.
| cause, generate
The news caused tremendous excitement among scientists.
| conceal, control, hide, suppress
He couldn't suppress the excitement in his voice.
The element of risk just adds excitement.
EXCITEMENT + VERB
build up, grow, mount, rise
The tension and excitement built up gradually all day.
| die down, evaporate, wear off
clapping her hands in excitement
| ~ among
The news has caused great excitement among scientists.
| ~ at
her excitement at the prospect of a new job
| ~ of
the excitement of meeting new people
an air of excitement
There was an air of excitement about the place.
| a feeling/sense of excitement, a fever/state of excitement
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