excitement vs exhilaration what difference

what is difference between excitement and exhilaration

English

Etymology

excite +‎ -ment

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭk-sītʹmənt, IPA(key): /ɪkˈsaɪtmənt/

Noun

excitement (countable and uncountable, plural excitements)

  1. (uncountable) the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
    • E.A. Poe, The unparalleled adventure of one Hans Pfaal:
      By late accounts from Rotterdam, that city seems to be in a high state of philosophical excitement.
  2. (countable) something that excites.

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

exhilaration (countable and uncountable, plural exhilarations)

  1. The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening.
  2. The state of being enlivened, cheerful or exhilarated.

Related terms

  • exhilarate
  • hilarious
  • Hilary

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