ex·​cit·​ed | \ ik-ˈsī-təd How to pronounce excited (audio) , ek-\

Definition of excited

: having, showing, or characterized by a heightened state of energy, enthusiasm, eagerness, etc. : feeling or showing excitement I noticed that John's manner was somewhat unusual. He seemed very excited and restless.— Agatha Christie The children were too excited to sleep. … no one in Washington seems to regard this particular revelation as anything to get excited about.— Michael Kinsley

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Other Words from excited

excitedly \ ik-​ˈsī-​təd-​lē How to pronounce excitedly (audio) , ek-​ \ adverb
talking excitedly

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Consider the miserable fate of a young Briton, Leigh Van Bryan, who warmed-up for a holiday in Los Angeles seven years ago by posting some excited tweets. The Economist, "Foreign travellers to America face scrutiny of their online activity," 8 June 2019 There remains amazingly little to be excited about here. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "MLB Power Rankings: Youngest Teams Showcase the Best and Worst of Baseball," 7 June 2019 The new facility will be outfitted with a number of aspects that employees are excited about: training and education suites, a full-service cafeteria, a client hospitality center, a fitness center, a resource library and more. Jessica Levy, Cincinnati.com, "Ensemble to create 1100 new jobs in Cincinnati by 2020," 7 June 2019 John Calipari is excited about his 2019-20 Kentucky basketball roster but is leaving the door open to further additions. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Will the experience of John Calipari's 2019-20 Kentucky team deliver a Final Four?," 6 June 2019 The garden was a huge hit with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, who could not have been more excited about dipping their toes into the creek and exploring through the flowers. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's Floral Erdem Dress Is a Royal Family Favorite," 21 May 2019 Even if advertisers are excited about more user information, podcast app creators might not be eager to offer that data, and listeners might not be comfortable having their listening session tracked. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "NPR wants to know what podcast ads you skip," 27 Dec. 2018 Muggles and wizards alike are super excited to see what happens next in the Fantastic Beasts series. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Fantastic Beasts 3"," 29 Apr. 2019 The space is large without any real layout—a damper on the clients’ young and excited energy. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Best Room Wins Episode Two Steps Up to the Challenge of Contemporary," 9 May 2019

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First Known Use of excited

1855, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of excited

: very enthusiastic and eager about something


ex·​cit·​ed | \ ik-ˈsī-təd\

Kids Definition of excited

: very enthusiastic and eager She is excited about the trip.

Other Words from excited

excitedly adverb

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