View synonyms for psyched


[ sahykt ]


  1. happily excited; elated:

    I’m really psyched that she invited me for her birthday, but I have no idea what to get her.

    Wow, you got the part—I’m so psyched for you!

  2. in a state of eager anticipation; looking forward to something:

    Fans of the video game are pretty psyched for the new release, due in two weeks.

    It was perfect weather and we were psyched to do some great sightseeing.

  3. mentally prepared, especially for something challenging, so as to be in the right frame of mind to do one’s best:

    Are you getting psyched to do your taxes?


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of psych 1.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of psyched1

First recorded in 1955–60, for an earlier sense; psych 1( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; psych 1( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

He was sort of holding me and I was getting myself psyched up for it.

“When I first heard about it, I was psyched,” says H. Jon Benjamin, who voices Archer.

I'm currently a grad student and pretty psyched about Obamacare for myself.

This is a question that a lot of people I interview are psyched about, and they have their answer locked and loaded.

Will Portman, now a junior at Yale, writes in the Yale Daily News that he is “psyched” he and his father are on the same page.