Definition of excitement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪkˈsaɪtmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsaɪtmənt//
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the state of feeling excited The news caused great excitement among her friends. to feel a surge/thrill/shiver of excitement He was flushed with excitement at the thought. There was a note of excitement in his voice. The dog leapt and wagged its tail in excitement. In her excitement she dropped her glass. See related entries: Excitement
  2. 2[countable] (formal) something that you find exciting The new job was not without its excitements.
  3. Wordfinderadrenaline, adventure, attempt, challenge, enthusiasm, escapade, excitement, explore, kick, thrillExtra examples Excitement was bubbling up inside her. For sheer excitement, white-water rafting is hard to beat. He couldn’t suppress the excitement in his voice. Her face was flushed with excitement. I step lightly, with childlike excitement. My visits always brought great excitement to my family. She clapped her hands in excitement. She could feel the excitement coursing through her veins. She felt a surge of excitement when she heard the song. She was almost sick with excitement and apprehension. The element of risk just adds excitement. The news caused tremendous excitement among scientists. The reader of adventure stories wants romance and vicarious excitement. The tension and excitement built up gradually all day. There was an air of excitement about the place. You’ll jump up from your seat with excitement. her excitement at the prospect of a new job the excitement of meeting new people A shiver of excitement ran through her.
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