English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'excitable'

(adjective) 
Definition
nervous and easily excited
The patient was in a highly excitable state.
Synonyms
nervous
I get very nervous when I'm in the house alone at night.
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emotional
I don't get as emotional as I once did.
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violent
He could be violent from time to time.
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tense
He had been very tense, but he finally relaxed.
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passionate
She has a passionate temper.
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volatile
She has a volatile temperament.
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edgy
She was nervous and edgy, waiting for the phone to ring.
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temperamental
The patient was given to temperamental outbursts and paranoia.
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touchy
He is very touchy about his past.
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uptight (informal)
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irascible
He had an irascible temper.
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testy
Ben gets testy when he is hungry.
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hot-headed
a footballer whose fiery temper makes him too hot-headed to handle
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chippy (informal)
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hot-tempered
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quick-tempered
They are wonderful people, but very quick-tempered.
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highly strung
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adrenalized
Opposites
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laid-back (informal)
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cool-headed
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unexcitable

Additional synonyms

in the sense of edgy
Definition
nervous, irritable, or anxious
She was nervous and edgy, waiting for the phone to ring.
Synonyms
wired (slang),
uptight (informal),
nervy (British, informal),
twitchy (informal),
chippy (informal),
on tenterhooks,
antsy (informal),
on pins and needles,
adrenalized
in the sense of emotional
Definition
showing one's feelings openly, esp. when upset
I don't get as emotional as I once did.
in the sense of hasty

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