Roget category 8256. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.1. Affections in general
[Excess of sensitiveness]
trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry, fuss, flurry — fluster, flutter — pother, stew, ferment — whirl — buck fever — hurry-skurry†, thrill etc. (feeling) 821 — 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 etc. 173 — fierceness etc. adj. — rage, fury, furor, furore†, desperation, madness, distraction, raving, delirium — phrensy†, frenzy, hysterics — intoxication — tearing passion, raging passion — anger etc. 900.
fascination, infatuation, fanaticism — Quixotism, Quixotry — tete montee [Fr.].
not be able to bear
champ a bit —
be in a stew
be out of all patience,
not have a wink of sleep —
toss on one's pillow.
lose one's temper etc. 900 — break out, burst out, fly out — go off, fly off, fly off at a tangent, fly off the handle, lose one's cool [Coll.] — 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 [Fr.], faire le diable a quatre [Fr.], play the deuce.
in an excitable state —
feverish, febrile, hysterical — delirious, mad, moody, maggoty-headed.
unquiet, mercurial, electric, galvanic, hasty, hurried, restless, fidgety, fussy — chafing etc. v.. startlish†, mettlesome, high-mettled†, skittish.
vehement, demonstrative, violent, wild, furious, fierce, fiery, hot-headed, madcap.
overzealous, enthusiastic, impassioned, fanatical — rabid etc. (eager) 865.
rampant, clamorous, uproarious, turbulent, tempestuous, tumultuary†, boisterous.
impulsive, impetuous, passionate — uncontrolled, uncontrollable — ungovernable, irrepressible, stanchless†, inextinguishable, burning, simmering, volcanic, ready to burst forth, volatile.
excited, exciting etc. 824.
noli me tangere [Lat.] —
filled with fury, rapt, inspir'd"
maggiore fretta minore atto [It].
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