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  1. the quality of being excitable.
  2. Physiology. irritability.
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Origin of excitability

First recorded in 1780–90; excitable + -ity
Related formsun·ex·cit·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for excitability

miscue, lapse, recklessness, error, gaffe, misjudgment, tension, stress, impatience, agitation, sensitivity, disquiet, jitters, uneasiness, anger, turbulence, worry, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia

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Historical Examples of excitability

  • We have to reckon with the headiness and excitability of youth.

    The American Mind

    Bliss Perry

  • The threshold of excitability changes under most various conditions.


    Hugo Mnsterberg

  • But this excitability was soothed by the country, and in his own parish he was at his best.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

  • His excitability was great: his self-control was not yet developed.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

  • The excitability, irritation, and recklessness which had previously characterized them had disappeared.


    Bret Harte