- easily excited: Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental.
- capable of being excited.
Origin of excitable
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Examples from the Web for excitable
“The Bulgarian Brute,” the excitable announcers called Rusev.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War
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It has a host of excitable talking heads and pretty pictures.The Cult of Royal Porn
April 26, 2014
In Steve, she plays Mary Magdalene Horowitz, an excitable loser who spends her days confiding in her only friend—a pet hamster.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More
February 11, 2014
Comfortable, warm and with hot tea being served, the night had the excitable air of a party.Typhoon Haiyan: The Philippine Village that Lost Its Men
November 17, 2013
Excitable CEO Steve Ballmer issued a new memo outlining how the company is preparing (yet again) for the new age of technology.Microsoft Memo Seeks to Reboot and Rebrand Company
July 11, 2013
Mrs. Wititterly is of a most excitable nature, Sir Mulberry.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
The mob state of mind is lurking still in the excitable American temperament.The American Mind
But the Sorells, all the same, had some foreign and excitable blood in them.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Why do you bother your excitable, sick heart with that lunatic's prophecies?
The nervous, excitable soprano could not long bide in one place.
- easily excited; volatile
- (esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus
Word Origin and History for excitable
c.1600, from Late Latin excitabilis "inciting, animating," from excitare (see excite). Related: Excitability.
- Capable of reacting to a stimulus. Used of a tissue, cell, or cell membrane.
- Capable of emotional arousal.