VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

I. AFFECTIONS IN GENERAL

[Excess of sensitiveness.] Excitability.

[Antonyms: inexcitability.]

[Nouns] excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability (irascibility) [more]; itching (desire) [more]; wincing; disquiet, disquietude; restlessness; fidgets, fidgetiness; agitation (irregular motion) [more].

trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry, fuss, flurry; fluster, flutter; pother, stew, ferment; whirl; buck fever; hurry-skurry, thrill (feeling) [more]; state of excitement, fever of excitement; transport.

passion, excitement, flush, heat; fever, heat; fire, flame, fume, blood boiling; tumult; effervescence, ebullition; boiling over; whiff, gust, story, tempest; scene, breaking out, burst, fit, paroxysm, explosion; outbreak, outburst; agony.

violence [more]; fierceness; rage, fury, furor, furore, desperation, madness, distraction, raving, delirium; phrensy, frenzy, hysterics; intoxication; tearing passion, raging passion; anger [more].

fascination, infatuation, fanaticism; Quixotism, Quixotry; tete montee.

[Verbs] be impatient; not be able to bear [more]; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew; be out of all patience, fidget, fuss, not have a wink of sleep; toss on one's pillow.

lose one's temper [more]; break out, burst out, fly out; go off, fly off, fly off at a tangent; explode, flare up, flame up, fire up, burst into a flame, take fire, fire, burn; boil, boil over; foam, fume, rage, rave, rant, tear; go wild, run wild, run mad, go into hysterics; run riot, run amuck; battre la campagne, faire le diable a quatre, play the deuce.

[Adjectives] excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state; high-strung; irritable (irascible) [more]; impatient, intolerant.

feverish, febrile, hysterical; delirious, mad, moody, maggoty-headed.

unquiet, mercurial, electric, galvanic, hasty, hurried, restless, fidgety, fussy; chafing

startlish, mettlesome, high-mettled, skittish.

vehement, demonstrative, violent, wild, furious, fierce, fiery, hot- headed, madcap.

overzealous, enthusiastic, impassioned, fanatical; rabid (eager) [more].

rampant, clamoruous, uproarious, turbulent, tempestuous, tumultuaary, boisterous.

impulsive, impetuous, passionate; uncontrolled, uncontrollable; ungovernable, irrepressible, stanchless, inextinguishable, burning, simmering, volcanic, ready to burst forth.

excited, exciting [more].

[Interjections] pish! pshaw!

[Phrases] noli me tangre; "filled with fury, rapt, inspir'd" [Collins]; maggiore fretta minore atto.

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