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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British Dictionary definitions for excitedness

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 excitedness

excited

adj.

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

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