excitement

noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, extreme, great, high, intense, tremendous
breathless, feverish, giddy (esp. AmE), heady, wild
genuine, pure, real, sheer

For sheer excitement, white-water rafting is hard to beat.

initial
sudden
growing, heightened, mounting
added, further
suppressed
nervous
pleasurable
strange
childlike

I step lightly, with childlike excitement.

youthful
intellectual, physical, political, sexual
… OF EXCITEMENT
buzz, flurry, flush, frisson (esp. BrE), ripple, rush, surge

She felt a surge of excitement when she heard the song.

element
level
VERB + EXCITEMENT
be bubbling with, be filled with, be flushed with, be giddy with, be tingling with, be trembling with, feel

She was filled with excitement and apprehension.

Her face was flushed with excitement.

cause, create, generate

The news caused tremendous excitement among scientists.

bring

My visits always brought great excitement to my family.

conceal, contain, control, hide, suppress

He couldn't suppress the excitement in his voice.

add

The element of risk just adds excitement.

EXCITEMENT + VERB
build up, grow, mount, rise

The tension and excitement built up gradually all day.

bubble, bubble up

Excitement was bubbling up inside her.

course through sb/sth, run through sb/sth

She could feel the excitement coursing through her veins.

fill sb/sth

Both fear and excitement filled her mind.

die down, wear off
PREPOSITION
in excitement

She clapped her hands in excitement.

with excitement

You'll jump up from your seat with excitement.

excitement among

The news has caused great excitement among scientists.

excitement at

her excitement at the prospect of a new job

excitement of

the excitement of meeting new people

PHRASES
an air of excitement

There was an air of excitement about the place.

a feeling of excitement, a sense of excitement
a state of excitement
a lack of excitement

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • excitement — index ardor, commotion, furor, interest (concern), passion, provocation, turmoil Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • excitement — early 15c., encouragement; c.1600, something that tends to excite, from EXCITE (Cf. excite) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning condition of mental and emotional agitation is from 1846 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • excitement — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness. 2) something that arouses such a feeling. 3) sexual arousal …   English terms dictionary

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  • excitement — noun 1 (U) the feeling of being excited: squeals of excitement (+ of): The new job held none of the excitement of her career in the police. (+ at): their excitement at the discovery | The news that Ms Street had eloped with Jean caused great… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • excitement */*/ — UK [ɪkˈsaɪtmənt] / US noun Word forms excitement : singular excitement plural excitements 1) [uncountable] the feeling of being excited The long wait only added to our excitement. There was great excitement amongst the crowd as they waited for… …   English dictionary

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