Excitement vs Overwhelm - What's the difference?

excitement | overwhelm |


As a noun excitement

is (uncountable) the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).

As a verb overwhelm is

to engulf, surge over and submerge.

excitement

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
  • * E.A. Poe, '' The unparalelled adventure of one Hans Pfaal':
  • By late accounts from Rotterdam, that city seems to be in a high state of philosophical excitement .
  • (countable) something that excites.
  • overwhelm

    English

    Verb

  • To engulf, surge over and submerge.
  • The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
  • To overpower, crush.
  • In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.
  • * Bible, Psalms lxxviii. 53
  • The sea overwhelmed their enemies.
  • To overpower emotionally.
  • He was overwhelmed with guilt.
    Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
  • To cause to surround, to cover.
  • (Papin)

    Derived terms

    * overwhelming

    See also

    * too many balls in the air