excitement Definition

  • 1a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
  • 2the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

Using excitement: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "excitement" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The excitement of the crowd was palpable as the band took the stage.

  • Example

    I can hardly contain my excitement for the upcoming trip.

  • Example

    The children were jumping up and down with excitement when they saw the presents under the tree.

  • Example

    The excitement of the chase kept him going.

excitement Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for excitement

Antonyms for excitement

Phrases with excitement

  • a state of intense excitement or activity


    The excitement in the stadium reached fever pitch as the home team scored the winning goal.

  • in a state of extreme excitement or agitation


    The children were in a frenzy of excitement as they opened their birthday presents.

  • feeling very excited and enthusiastic about something


    She was pumped up with excitement about her new job.


Summary: excitement in Brief

The term 'excitement' [ɪkˈsʌɪtmənt] refers to a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness, often accompanied by emotional arousal. It is exemplified by phrases like 'The excitement of the crowd was palpable,' and 'I can hardly contain my excitement.' 'Excitement' extends into idiomatic expressions like 'fever pitch,' indicating intense activity, and 'pumped up with excitement,' conveying high levels of enthusiasm.

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