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 After three sterling seasons — her junior season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic — the 2021 Pioneer Press Softball Player of the Year is excited to turn the page and take the next step in her career. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2021 On a recent foggy morning, elderly women with tan, grooved faces from decades in the fields and the tightly curled coif of choice of their generation boarded Han’s bus and began chatting away with the excited buzz of children on a school bus. Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2021 As members of the team drove into Ohio Thursday, they were greeted by the cheers and waves from people standing on overpasses, excited to see them home. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 16 July 2021 But don't get too excited—deliveries are still at least two years off. Annie White, Car and Driver, 16 July 2021 Though some big names are gone, there are talented players behind them, along with the No. 8 freshman class, one that has coach Dan McDonnell excited. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 15 July 2021 Parker remembers him being excited about getting his pilot’s license, just like his own father. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 15 July 2021 Well, my compatriots on the plane sure seemed excited. James Longman, ABC News, 15 July 2021 Following the video, the Euphoria Emmy winner's name started trending online, with fans excited to hear Zendaya as the classic character. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 13 July 2021

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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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21 Jul 2021

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“Excited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excited. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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