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Antonyms for excitement
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term excitement.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excitement

    The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.

    Antonyms:
    calculation, calmness, caution, coldness, deadness, dulness, indifference, lukewarmness, policy, prudence, timidity, wariness

    Synonyms:
    ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal

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  1. exhilaration, excitementnoun

    the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

    "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

    Synonyms:
    agitation, hullabaloo, inflammation, fervour, exhilaration, excitation, fervor, upheaval, turmoil

  2. excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervournoun

    the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

    "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

    Synonyms:
    fervor, firing, fervency, lighting, turmoil, redness, kindling, innervation, inflammation, ignition, ardour, excitation, agitation, fervidness, irritation, exhilaration, fire, upheaval, hullabaloo, rubor, inflaming, fervour, ardor

  3. excitation, excitementnoun

    something that agitates and arouses

    "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"

    Synonyms:
    agitation, hullabaloo, inflammation, fervour, exhilaration, excitation, fervor, irritation, innervation, upheaval, turmoil

  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun

    disturbance usually in protest

    Synonyms:
    fervor, upthrow, upthrust, tempestuousness, turmoil, turbulence, unrest, ferment, hullabaloo, uplift, excitation, agitation, exhilaration, fervour, fermentation, convulsion, tumult, upheaval, inflammation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. excitementnoun

    Antonyms:
    imperturbation, calmness, serenity, non-chalance

    Synonyms:
    perturbation, agitation, commotion, furore, inquietude, sensation, tumult, turmoil, flurry, ebullition, incitement, stimulus, arousing, awakening

How to use excitement in a sentence?

  1. Elizabeth Warren:

    I think it's great that we have a lot of new voices in the Democratic Party. They bring new energy, and they bring an excitement to people who feel like they've been sidelined forever, so I'm just glad to see a lot of folks in it. I know it gets bumpy. But I'm glad to see people fighting.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    In the midst of excitement, grief, joy, and solitude, I remind myself every moment that the sole mission of my life is to find "the ultimate questioner" - that unimaginable who has put me in this madness to answer an unanswerable question.

  3. Eric Anderson:

    It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit -- enable them to see visions and dream dreams.

  4. Terri Orbuch:

    Doing new activities that Jeremy Nicholson haven't done together as a couple also creates passion and excitement and arousal.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#142policy
#6372calculation
#8403caution
#9726excitement
#25345indifference
#30290prudence
#59580calmness
#60838timidity
#66641coldness
#137630wariness
#222430deadness
#269750dulness

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