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noun     excitement pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the feeling of being excited

    The long wait only added to our excitement.

    There was great excitement amongst the crowd as they waited for the president to arrive.

    excitement of:

    the excitement of qualifying for a major championship

    in someone’s excitement (=because someone is excited):

    In his excitement, Peter rushed out and forgot his keys.

  2. 2
    [countable] something that makes you feel excited

    After the excitements of the tour, I found it difficult to readjust to life at home.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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