Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 825 (Excess of sensitiveness Excitability -- N)

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#825. [Excess of sensitiveness] Excitability -- N. excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness &c. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance[obs]; irritability &c. (irascibility) 901; itching &c. (desire) 865; wincing; disquiet, disquietude; restlessness; fidgets, fidgetiness; agitation &c. (irregular motion) 315.

trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry, fuss, flurry; fluster, flutter; pother, stew, ferment; whirl; buck fever; hurry-skurry[obs], thrill &c. (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 &c. 173; fierceness &c. adj.; rage, fury, furor, furore[obs], desperation, madness, distraction, raving, delirium; phrensy[obs], frenzy, hysterics; intoxication; tearing passion, raging passion; anger &c. 900.

fascination, infatuation, fanaticism; Quixotism, Quixotry; tete montee[Fr].

V. be impatient &c. adj.; not be able to bear &c. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew &c. n.; be out of all patience, fidget, fuss, not have a wink of sleep; toss on one's pillow.

lose one's temper &c. 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.

Adj. excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state; high-strung; irritable &c. (irascible) 901; impatient, intolerant.

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

unquiet, mercurial, electric, galvanic, hasty, hurried, restless, fidgety, fussy; chafing &c. v.

startlish[obs], mettlesome, high-mettled[obs], skittish.

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

overzealous, enthusiastic, impassioned, fanatical; rabid &c. (eager) 865.

rampant, clamorous, uproarious, turbulent, tempestuous, tumultuary[obs], boisterous.

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

excited, exciting &c. 824.

Int. pish! pshaw!

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