I know there is a word that describes the situation when you get an excitement when, for instance, your friend tells you about their adventures.

I forgot the word.

Put differently, you get a sense of enthusiasm of other people’s experience as if you were involved!

Could you suggest a word to be the same or similar to the one I forgot?

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Although it isn't a single word that replaces excitement through people's experiences, I would use vicarious:

1 : experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of another
// a vicarious thrill


I felt vicarious excitement when hearing about her trip.
I was vicariously excited by his stories of adventure.

  • This is the word i was struggling to find! Jun 30, 2019 at 1:20

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