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synonyms for excitable

  • demonstrative
  • fidgety
  • fiery
  • high-strung
  • hysterical
  • impulsive
  • restless
  • skittish
  • temperamental
  • agitable
  • alarmable
  • edgy
  • emotional
  • enthusiastic
  • fierce
  • galvanic
  • hasty
  • hot-headed
  • hot-tempered
  • impatient
  • impetuous
  • inflammable
  • intolerant
  • irascible
  • mercurial
  • moody
  • nervous
  • neurotic
  • overzealous
  • passionate
  • peevish
  • quick
  • quick-tempered
  • rash
  • reckless
  • sensitive
  • short-fused
  • susceptible
  • testy
  • touchy
  • uncontrolled
  • uneasy
  • vehement
  • violent
  • volatile
  • volcanic
See also synonyms for: excitably / unexcitable

antonyms for excitable

MOST RELEVANT
  • calm
  • cold
  • cool
  • laid-back
  • easy
  • easygoing
  • insensitive
  • passive
  • unexcitable
  • uninspired
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How to use excitable in a sentence

He is of so excitable a constitution, that his faculties being so far confused is the best thing, perhaps, that could be.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
I sit at home nearly all day, and Rubinstein, who leads rather an excitable life, cannot sufficiently marvel at my industry.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
There is a false hydrophobia observed in excitable persons that have been bitten by a dog thought to be mad.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
His manner was sometimes excitable, as we have seen above; but usually he was like what gentlemen with us desire to be.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
As I ran by the side of the excitable fishers, I urged upon one or two of them the wisdom and duty of preventing a conflict.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
A breath, and these sullen, excitable men would hurl themselves upon him.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
But it becomes a more serious matter when learned men employ inflated language in addressing ignorant and excitable audiences.
IS ULSTER RIGHT?ANONYMOUS
He was not the least angry; it was not the same woman that he was looking at —that thin, excitable little doll of those days.
MAUPASSANT ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES (180), COMPLETEGUY DE MAUPASSANT
All the Wollstonecrafts inherited a peculiarly excitable temperament.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
She should not be too excitable and yet she ought to be keen.
THE CANADIAN GIRL AT WORKMARJORY MACMURCHY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EXCITABLE

  • anxious
  • critical
  • excitable
  • excited
  • high-strung
  • ill at ease
  • impatient
  • irascible
  • irritable
  • keyed up
  • overstrung
  • restive
  • restless
  • skittish
  • tense
  • touchy
  • uneasy
  • uptight
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