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 excited (audio) , ek-​ \ adverb
talking excitedly

Examples of excited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But fertility doctors are already excited about the promise of turning the natural substance into a novel contraceptive. Ryan Cross, BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2022 Backyard barbecues and long days at the beach are already enough reasons to get excited about Memorial Day. Vogue, 18 May 2022 Fans will be extra excited for another Halloween movie, Halloween Ends, to be released on October 14, 2022. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 17 May 2022 The Suns, most of whom like Booker had never played in a Game 7, were excited for this opportunity. Mark Faller, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2022 Which brings its pressures because there are people that are really excited about this story to come to the forefront. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 16 May 2022 All three have worked exceptionally hard to get to this point of their careers and are excited to be on this journey with each other. Rayna Reid, Essence, 16 May 2022 Jodi Cilley — the founder and president of Film Consortium San Diego — said the team is excited for the event’s return to pre-pandemic times. Sara Butler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2022 Clemons-Hopkins was especially excited for the guest appearance of comedian Margaret Cho on-set. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of excited

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Excited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excited. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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