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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations
 
824. Excitation.
 
  
NOUN:EXCITATION OF FEELING; mental -, excitement; suscitation [obs.], suscitability [obs.], galvanism, high pressure, stimulation, piquancy, provocation, inspiration, calling forth, infection; animation, agitation, perturbation; subjugation, fascination, intoxication, enravishment, ravishment, entrancement; unction, impressiveness &c. adj.
  trial of temper, casus belli [L.], irritation (anger) [See Resentment]; passion &c. (state of excitability) [See Excitability]; thrill (feeling) [See Feeling]; repression of feeling [See Inexcitability].
  emotional appeal, melodrama; great moment, crisis; sensationalism, yellow journalism.
  
VERB:EXCITE, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir -, fire -, warm- the blood; set astir; awake, wake; awaken, waken; call forth; evoke, provoke; raise up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up; raise; get up the steam, rouse, arouse, stir, fire, kindle, enkindle, illumine, illuminate, apply the torch, set on fire, inflame.
  STIMULATE; exuscitate or exsuscitate [both obs.], suscitate [obs.]; inspirit; spirit up, stir up, work up; infuse life into, give new life to; bring -, introduce- new blood; quicken; sharpen, whet; work upon (incite) [See Motive]; hurry on, give a fillip, fillip, put on one’s mettle.
  fan the -fire, - flame; blow the coals, stir the embers; fan, fan into a flame; foster, heat, warm, foment, raise to a fever heat; keep up, keep the pot boiling; revive, rekindle; rake up, rip up.
  intoxicate, overwhelm, overpower, bouleverser [F.], upset, turn one’s head; fascinate; enrapture &c. (give pleasure) [See Pleasurableness].
  PENETRATE, pierce; stir -, play on -, come home to- the feelings; touch -a string, - a chord, - the soul, - the heart; go to one’s heart, go through one, open the wound, turn the knife in the wound; touch to the quick; possess -, pervade -, imbue -, penetrate -, imbrue [obs.] -, absorb -, affect -, disturb- the soul; rivet the attention; sink into the -mind, - heart; absorb; prey on the mind.
  AGITATE, perturb, ruffle, fluster, flutter, flurry, shake, disturb, startle, shock, stagger; give one a -shock, - turn; strike all of a heap [colloq.], strike dumb, stun, astound, electrify, galvanize, petrify.
  IRRITATE, sting; cut; cut to the -heart, - quick; try one’s temper; fool to the top of one’s bent, pique; infuriate, madden, make one’s blood boil; lash into fury (wrath) [See Resentment].
  BE EXCITED &c. adj.; flash up, flare up; catch the infection; thrill (feel) [See Feeling]; mantle; work oneself up; seethe, boil, simmer, foam, fume, flame, rage, rave; run mad (passion) [See Excitability]; run amuck.
  
ADJECTIVE:EXCITED &c. v.; wrought up, on the qui vive, astir, sparkling; in a -quiver [See Feeling], - fever, - ferment, - blaze, - state of excitement; in hysterics; black in the face, overwrought; hot, red-hot, flushed, feverish; all of a -flutter, - twitter; all in a pucker [colloq.]; with quivering lips, with trembling lips, with twitching lips, with tears in one’s eyes.
  RAGING, flaming; boiling, - over; ebullient, seething; foaming, - at the mouth; fuming; stung to the quick; on one’s high ropes; on one’s high horse; carried away by passion, wild, raving, frantic, mad, amuck, distracted, beside oneself, out of one’s wits, ready to burst, bouleversé [F.], demoniacal.
  LOST, éperdu [F.], tempest-tossed; haggard; ready to sink.
  EXCITING &c. v.; impressive, warm, glowing, fervid, swelling, imposing, spirit-stirring, thrilling; high-wrought; soul-stirring, soul-subduing; heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling; agonizing (painful) [See Painfulness]; telling, sensational, melodramatic, hysterical; overpowering, overwhelming; more than flesh and blood can bear; yellow.
  piquant (pungent) [See Pungency]; spicy, appetizing, stinging, provocative, provoquant [F.], tantalizing.
  
ADVERB:at a critical -moment, - period, - point; under a sudden strain; with heart-interest [cant]; with plenty of pep [slang], with a punch [slang]; till one is black in the face.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The heart -beating high, - going pitapat, - leaping into one’s mouth.
  2. The blood -being up, - boiling in one’s veins.
  3. The eye -glistening, - “In a fine frenzy rolling.”—Midsummer Night’s Dream
  4. The Powers That stir men’s spirits, waking or asleep, To thoughts like planets and to acts like flowers.—Masefield
  5. I ha’ harpit ye up to the throne o’ God.—Kipling
  6. I tried to force a note that was beyond its power, that is why the harp-string is broken.—Tagore
  7. My senses swooned in ecstasy.—Tagore

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