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excitement

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of excitement

  1. 1 something that arouses a strong response from another <there were few excitements of any kind on our very uneventful trip back home> Synonyms provocation, incitation, incitement, instigationRelated Words encouragement, galvanization, goad, incentive, inducement, jog, prod, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus; enticement, lure; induction, inspiration, motivation; aggravation, annoyance, bother, exasperation, frustration, hassle, headache, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pestNear Antonyms subduing

  2. 2 urgent desire or interest <in our excitement to get going, we forgot to make sure that all of the lights in the house had been turned off> Synonyms appetite, ardor, avidity, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, eagerness, hunger, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstRelated Words alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms apathy, indifference




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