Definition of excitement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ikˈsītmənt/


1A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness: her cheeks were flushed with excitement the excitement of seeing a live leopard
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  • A bit of planning can help children face the coming year with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement.
  • At one point, I'm sure that I was almost frothing at the mouth with enthusiasm and excitement.
  • I can't dredge up any lingering childhood excitement or enthusiasm for Christmas.
exhilaration, elation, animation, enthusiasm, eagerness, anticipation, feverishness
informal pep, vim, zing
1.1Something that arouses enthusiasm and eagerness; an exciting incident: the excitements of the previous night
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  • They have probably discovered the excitements, stimulations and frustrations of living in another country and of being part of a multicultural, perhaps even a truly global community.
  • And the reason it's worked, I think, is because it's an amazing adventure story told in a rather old-fashioned way, you know, full of cliff hangers and excitements as well as comedy.
  • Village celebrations and feast days, visiting entertainers, Sunday school excursions, even (when buses came in) excursions to Bournemouth, were the highest excitements of life.
thrill, pleasure, delight, joy
informal kick, buzz, charge, high
1.2Sexual arousal.
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  • Enjoy the look on your partner's face as you build them into a frenzy of sexual excitement.
  • The quantity and colour of this can change during the menstrual cycle, sexual excitement and pregnancy.
  • In addition, his sexual excitement results in a self-conscious desire to conceal himself.
arousal, sexual arousal, passion, stimulation, titillation

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Syllabification: ex·cite·ment

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