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Roget category 825

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.1. Affections in general

#825. [Excess of sensitiveness] Excitability


excitability, impetuosity, vehemenceboisterousness etc. adj. — turbulenceimpatience, intolerance, nonenduranceirritability etc. (irascibility) 901itching etc. (desire) 865wincingdisquiet, disquietuderestlessnessfidgets, fidgetinessagitation etc. (irregular motion) 315.
trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry, fuss, flurryfluster, flutter pother, stew, fermentwhirlbuck feverhurry-skurry, thrill etc. (feeling) 821state of excitement, fever of excitementtransport.
passion, excitement, flush, heatfever, heatfire, flame, fume, blood boilingtumulteffervescence, ebullitionboiling overwhiff, gust, story, tempestscene, breaking out, burst, fit, paroxysm, explosionoutbreak, outburstagony.
violence etc. 173fierceness etc. adj. — rage, fury, furor, furore, desperation, madness, distraction, raving, deliriumphrensy, frenzy, hystericsintoxicationtearing passion, raging passionanger etc. 900.
fascination, infatuation, fanaticismQuixotism, Quixotrytete montee [Fr.].


be impatient etc. adj. — not be able to bear etc. 826bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bitbe in a stew etc. n. — be out of all patience, fidget, fuss, not have a wink of sleeptoss on one's pillow.
lose one's temper etc. 900break out, burst out, fly outgo 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, burnboil, boil overfoam, fume, rage, rave, rant, teargo wild, run wild, run mad, go into hystericsrun riot, run amuckbattre la campagne [Fr.], faire le diable a quatre [Fr.], play the deuce.


excitable, easily excited, in an excitable statehigh-strungirritable etc. (irascible) 901impatient, intolerant.
feverish, febrile, hystericaldelirious, mad, moody, maggoty-headed.
unquiet, mercurial, electric, galvanic, hasty, hurried, restless, fidgety, fussychafing etc. v.. startlish, mettlesome, high-mettled, skittish.
vehement, demonstrative, violent, wild, furious, fierce, fiery, hot-headed, madcap.
overzealous, enthusiastic, impassioned, fanaticalrabid etc. (eager) 865.
rampant, clamorous, uproarious, turbulent, tempestuous, tumultuary, boisterous.
impulsive, impetuous, passionateuncontrolled, uncontrollableungovernable, irrepressible, stanchless, inextinguishable, burning, simmering, volcanic, ready to burst forth, volatile.
excited, exciting etc. 824.


pish!, pshaw!,


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

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