ex·cit·ed | \ ik-ˈsī-təd , 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, ek- \ adverb
talking excitedly

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Tomorrow, on July 9, 2018, Prince Louis' christening will take place, and fans are excited to see members of the royal family turn out for the occasion. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Louis' Christening Will Feature Three Important Royal Family Traditions," 8 July 2018 Conrado said his friend is excited and hopeful about becoming an American, despite her naturalization coming at a tumultuous political time. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "July 4th naturalization ceremony in Mesa welcomes 313 new citizens," 4 July 2018 People are very excited to see the two of us together. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "Steve Martin and Martin Short come to Seattle for ‘An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life’," 1 July 2018 With a new month comes a brand new list of movies and TV shows to get excited about. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "On TV This Week: All the Best Shows and Movies You Must Watch," 29 June 2018 Harry Styles fans react at Little Caesars Arena Leaving Harry Styles' Detroit show excited and even awed by the performance, fans talked to the Free Press about their experience. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Harry Styles cuts new musical path at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit," 27 June 2018 So from both a short- and long-term perspective this season, Truex's step up is worth getting excited about. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "NASCAR catches a spark: What Martin Truex Jr. brings that other contenders don't," 27 June 2018 Fans can also get excited about a few new faces set to join the Hallmark Channel family, including singers LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Hallmark Extends ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Lineup to a Record 36 New Holiday Movies This Year," 11 July 2018 Karen McGuire, curator of exhibits at Cannon Gallery, said the public is very excited about the show. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Stellaluna' author and artist celebrates 25th anniversary with exhibit," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of excited

1855, in the meaning defined above

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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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