excitement

[ik-sahyt-muhnt]
noun
1.
an excited state or condition.
2.
something that excites.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English excitament encouragement < Medieval Latin excitāmentum. See excite, -ment

hyperexcitement, noun
superexcitement, noun


1. perturbation, commotion, ado. See agitation.


1. serenity.
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excitement (ɪkˈsaɪtmənt)
 
n
1.  the state of being excited
2.  a person or thing that excites; stimulation or thrill

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excitement
c.1600, from excite + -ment.
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excitement ex·cite·ment (ĭk-sīt'mənt)
n.
An emotional state characterized by its potential for impulsive or poorly controlled activity.

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Example sentences
New York will always be the city of excitement and busyness.
The excitement at seeing so many familiar faces was overwhelming, rendering me
  momentarily incapable of remembering anyone's name.
His thick and engaging autobiography is crammed with this kind of excitement.
The books may lack traditional comic book heroics, but there is still plenty of
  excitement.
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