: extremely pleased and excited
I was thrilled to be chosen.
No wonder the teachers had been so thrilled when I'd raised my hand.Ann M. Martin
He was also named governor of Virginia, but he wasn't thrilled [=wasn't pleased/happy] about that.Joy Hakim

Examples of thrilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So Athie was surprised — and thrilled — when, seven years later, the filmmaker reached out to talk about a role in his next movie. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 17 May 2024 Peters, whose daughter applied for admission to the university, told Atlanta station WSB-TV that her daughter was thrilled to learn that she had been accepted — only to find a day later that her acceptance email was sent by mistake. Jonathan Franklin, NPR, 16 May 2024 Michelle Dockery, who will reprise her role as Lady Mary, shared that the ensemble of actors was thrilled to come back together and work on a new story once again. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 However, the local health department was not thrilled and there won’t be a repeat in 2024. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 Along with a bowl of salsa, my inner child and current self both felt thrilled. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 May 2024 In 1992, Couples won the Masters and LaCava was thrilled. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 9 May 2024 The homeowner is so thrilled with the spa-like space. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 8 May 2024 Agnes Berger, a Holocaust survivor and one of the recipients of the Seder food packages, was thrilled to receive her package — complete with one of her favorite Passover foods, gefilte fish — at her apartment in Davie on the Friday before Passover. Lauren Costantino, Miami Herald, 22 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thrilled was in 1880

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“Thrilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrilled. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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