excited

[ik-sahy-tid]
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adjective
  1. stirred emotionally; agitated: An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
  2. stimulated to activity; brisk: an excited buying and selling of stocks.

Origin of excited

First recorded in 1650–60; excite + -ed2
Related formsex·cit·ed·ly, adverbex·cit·ed·ness, nounhy·per·ex·cit·ed, adjectivesu·per·ex·cit·ed, adjectiveun·ex·cit·ed, adjective
Can be confusedexcited exited

Synonyms for excited

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1. ruffled, discomposed, stormy, perturbed, impassioned. 2. eager, active, enthusiastic.
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Contemporary Examples of excitedly

Historical Examples of excitedly

  • Excitedly Kirkwood touched the man's arm with a detaining hand.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Excitedly he commanded that the man be brought to him at once.

  • When the suggestion is made they become irate, and excitedly ask, What could we do?

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • "There's a cab pulling up at the door," said Reg, excitedly.

  • "And his head was not gone then," Mr. Burns assured me excitedly.

    The Shadow-Line

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for excitedly

excited

adjective
  1. emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation
  2. characterized by excitementan excited dance
  3. sexually aroused
  4. (of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state
Derived Formsexcitedly, adverbexcitedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for excitedly

excited

adj.

1650s, "magnetically or electrically stimulated;" modern sense of "agitated" attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.

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