Origin of excitement
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1. perturbation, commotion, ado.
1. See agitation.
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Examples from the Web for excitement
The brother of a girl who made her debut in New Orleans society was shaking his fists in excitement.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
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Apparently, Shakespeare coined 1,700 words, from the frequently used (excitement) to the should-be-more frequently used (spewed).Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
There was an air of excitement and anticipation in the lobby as showtime approached.I Was Honeydicked Into Spending Christmas with ‘The Interview’
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And with that great hope and excitement comes crippling, embarrassing disappointment.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More
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First, there was the anticipation and excitement that there was going to be a movie.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline
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The fun and the excitement of the game are more than the game.The Spenders
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He was calm of face, but she guessed an excitement beneath the surface.Way of the Lawless
For the remainder of that day, poor George was in a regular whirl of excitement.
Mr. Brunton, with eyes flashing with excitement, turned to the medical man.
She untied the bit of calico string with fingers that shook from excitement.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
- the state of being excited
- a person or thing that excites; stimulation or thrill
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Word Origin and History for excitement
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An emotional state characterized by its potential for impulsive or poorly controlled activity.
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