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excitement Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    • he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed
  2. noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    fervour; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  3. noun something that agitates and arouses
    • he looked forward to the excitements of the day
  4. noun disturbance usually in protest
    turmoil; hullabaloo; upheaval; agitation.

Ex*cite"ment noun
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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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