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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capable of being understood in two ways

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