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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Mostly people were just super excited to see their old friend Hannah again. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Miley Cyrus' New Haircut Looks Just Like Hannah Montana," 29 Mar. 2019 One of the other carolers even stole John and Chrissy's spotlight as a fan was so excited to see her favorite singer, Meghan Trainor. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Surprised Fans With Christmas Carols On NBC's "A Legendary Christmas"," 29 Nov. 2018 The short makes us excited to see what returning crew members can do with more episodes and another back-in-time dive into the series universe. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Adult Swim, Crunchyroll announce first-ever co-production: A Blade Runner anime," 29 Nov. 2018 This week’s launch trailer has me excited to wrap the show, come home, and spend all weekend getting my ass kicked by enormous monsters though. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Borderlands 3 teased for PAX East, Dwarf Fortress is coming to Steam," 15 Mar. 2019 Who’d take me under her wing and love me and be super excited her son was with a girl like me. Miriam Foley, Good Housekeeping, "I Didn't Appreciate My Mother-in-Law Until I Had a Daughter," 17 Jan. 2019 Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter was also super excited over the announcement and commented on Danielle's second post of her husband announcing the big news on his radio show. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, ""Girl Meets World" Star Danielle Fishel is Pregnant and Her Co-Stars Are Freaking Out!," 3 Jan. 2019 Count me excited, as developer Fireproof Games revealed The Room 3 will finally hit Steam on November 13. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Alan Wake is back on sale after a 17 month absence, Layers of Fear 2 announced," 26 Oct. 2018 Your partner may be enthusiastic, terrified, angry, hurt, confused, turned on, excited, or a combination of these feelings. Gigi Engle, SELF, "5 Ways to Ease Your Partner Into Trying Bondage and Kink," 28 Sep. 2018

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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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