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Feelings of pleasure and excitement - thesaurus

Synonyms

pleasure

noun

a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction

excitement

noun

the feeling of being excited

enthusiasm

noun

the feeling of being very interested in something or excited by it

delight

noun

a feeling of great happiness and pleasure

anticipation

noun

a feeling of excitement about something enjoyable that is going to happen soon

ecstasy

noun

a feeling of great happiness and pleasure, often sexual pleasure

kick

noun

informal a feeling of excitement or pleasure

fever pitch

noun

a state of great excitement

wonder

noun

mainly literary a feeling of surprise, admiration, or pleasure that you get, for example when you have seen something very unusual or beautiful

joie de vivre

noun

a feeling of pleasure and excitement that comes from enjoying life

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adventure

noun

the feeling that you want to have new and exciting experiences

amusement

noun

a feeling of being amused

appreciation

noun

pleasure in understanding something that is good or beautiful

a sense of occasion

a feeling that a time or event is special or important

bug

noun

informal a sudden strong enthusiasm for doing something

buzz

noun

informal a strong feeling of pleasure or excitement

delectation

noun

very formal pleasure or enjoyment

enchantment

noun

a feeling of being very interested and attracted by someone or something

enjoyment

noun

pleasure that you get from an activity or experience

expectancy

noun

a feeling that something good or exciting is soon going to happen

fever

noun

strong excitement and enthusiasm that affects a lot of people

fever

noun

mainly literary a very excited or nervous feeling

flutter

noun

an excited or nervous state or feeling

glow

noun

a strong pleasant feeling

gold rush

noun

informal a situation in which a lot of people suddenly become involved in a particular activity because they hope to make a lot of money

imagination

noun

a feeling of interest and excitement about something

luster

the American spelling of lustre

lustre

noun

mainly literary the feeling that something special and impressive is happening

morale

noun

the amount of enthusiasm that a person or group of people feel about their situation at a particular time

nibble

noun

a sign of interest in an offer or suggestion

relish

noun

great pleasure and satisfaction

romance

noun

a feeling of excitement that you get from new and slightly dangerous experiences

rush

noun

informal a sudden feeling of excitement, pleasure, happiness etc

satisfaction

noun

the feeling of pleasure that you get when you achieve or obtain something that you want

schadenfreude

noun

formal a feeling of pleasure that some people have when bad things happen to someone else

someone can’t wait/can hardly wait

used for saying someone is very excited about something that they expect will happen

spice

noun

extra interest or excitement

spring fever

noun

a feeling of excitement or energy that is thought to be caused by the beginning of spring

the thrill of the chase

the excitement of trying to get someone or something that you want

triumph

noun

the proud or excited feeling that you get when you have won something or have been successful

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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