excited

adjective
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

Examples of excited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ringer will get a hands-off owner that seems excited about growing its editorial operation. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "What the Spotify Acquisition of The Ringer Says About Online Media," 6 Feb. 2020 One costume that has people particularly excited: the Taco. Leah Rocketto, Woman's Day, "Who Is The Taco On 'The Masked Singer'? People Think LeBron James," 1 Feb. 2020 Check out the women who had us envious and excited for the beauty looks to come as awards season continues. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Naomi Campbell, K. Michelle, H.E.R. And Other Celebs Brought The Beauty This Week," 31 Jan. 2020 Needless to say, this has us even more excited to see Birds of Prey next week. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "This Fight Scene from "Birds of Prey" Is Going Viral for a Relatable Hair Tie Moment," 30 Jan. 2020 To see him in the locker room after that 49-26 win — so excited, yet so grateful, satisfied and completely at ease — was to witness a 49ers snapshot for the ages. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "History of the 49ers," 30 Jan. 2020 That’s why Adam Brown was so excited to find a way to think about these abstract vector manipulations in terms of a more tangible puzzle. Quanta Magazine, "How Pi Connects Colliding Blocks to a Quantum Search Algorithm," 21 Jan. 2020 What Levin is most excited about is studying how cells communicate. Kat Eschner, Popular Science, "These tiny living robots could help science eavesdrop on cellular gossip," 17 Jan. 2020 British investors should be excited to hear these priorities first-hand. Hannah Ryder, Quartz Africa, "What the UK can learn from China about running an Africa Summit," 19 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of excited

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of excited was in 1855

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9 Feb 2020

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“Excited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excited. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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excited

adjective
How to pronounce excited (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of excited

: very enthusiastic and eager about something

excited

adjective
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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