excitement collocations and examples

 UK /ɪkˈsaɪtmənt/

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the feeling of being excited


Adjectives frequently used with excitement
breathless, considerable, feverish, genuine, great, intense, much, palpable, real, sheer, tremendousThen she smiled, and he felt his heart give a bound of feverish excitement.
Verbs frequently used with excitement
create excitement: bring, cause, create, generateA group’s lead singer must generate excitement on stage.feel excitement: enjoy, experience, feel, shareThe group is experiencing the excitement of crossing international cultural barriers.
Verbs that frequently follow excitement
become greater: build, grow, mount, riseExcitement mounts as the great white limousine glides into view – and stops just in front of you!stop: die down, subside, wear offOnce the excitement of the victory has subsided, we will carefully analyse the team’s performance.

Usage note

You can also feel excitement at something: The whole island is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of having the world’s finest players on its doorstep.


Verbs + with frequently used before excitement
be bursting with, be filled with, buzz, trembleHis was a life that was filled with excitement, opportunity and wonder.
Nouns + of frequently used before excitement
buzz, feeling, flurry, frenzy, frisson, ripple, rush, tingleYou could feel the buzz of excitement from the young people as they climbed aboard the coaches.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with excitement
adventure, anticipation, enthusiasm, fear, fun, glamour, joy, suspense, thrillSo it was with mixed feelings of anticipation, excitement and fear that I set off.
 
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