American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Easily excited.
- adj. Capable of responding to stimuli.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Susceptible of or prone to excitement; capable of being excited; easily stirred up or stimulated: as, an excitable temperament.
- Synonyms Passionate, choleric, hasty, hot.
- adj. Easily excited.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being excited, or roused into action; susceptible of excitement; easily stirred up, or stimulated.
- adj. capable of responding to stimuli
- adj. easily excited
“** Show title must be uttered in excitable British accent.”
“That the nervous system in Mrs. Carlyle was all along unstable and excitable is indicated by her intolerance of noise of all kinds, which was as great as that of her husband, and by her sleeplessness, which was even worse than his.”
“They are "excitable" -- you know, like children are.”
“These days, Huggins is the farthest thing from "excitable" -- off the court, at least.”
“(confirmed later by Pratt) because it was the first direct evidence of the ungraded character of the wave of activity in excitable tissues other than the heart.”
“In the lawsuit, he said he was unfairly labelled excitable, emotional and unable to control his anger.”
“(My copy of this report from the FBI reading room expunged this informant's comments about Lt. G's "excitable" nature.)”
“But when you work in IT like i do it doesn't matter when your most "excitable" when ever the system goes down you better be able to fix it.”
“I too listened to the broadcast and although Lee Barnes came across as "excitable" he made some very good points.”
“Mr Barnes came accross as "excitable" but given the introduction to the programme maybe it was understandable that he felt he needed to fight his corner.”
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