excited

[ ik-sahy-tid ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd /

adjective

stirred emotionally; agitated: An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
stimulated to activity; brisk: an excited buying and selling of stocks.

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Origin of excited

First recorded in 1650–60; excite + -ed2

SYNONYMS FOR excited

1 ruffled, discomposed, stormy, perturbed, impassioned.

OTHER WORDS FROM excited

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH excited

excited , exited
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British Dictionary definitions for excited

excited
/ (ɪkˈsaɪtɪd) /

adjective

emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation
characterized by excitementan excited dance
sexually aroused
(of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state

Derived forms of excited

excitedly, adverbexcitedness, noun
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