- 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.
Origin of excited
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1. ruffled, discomposed, stormy, perturbed, impassioned. 2. eager, active, enthusiastic.
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Examples from the Web for unexcited
Yet he sat there at his noon meal as cheerful, as unexcited, as content as ever.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
They would not let me see you before, saying it was best that you should be quiet and unexcited.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit
Burt L. Standish
We confess that the Roman poet often used to leave us cold and unexcited too.
He did not reason on that unexcited sense of impersonality and detachment.The Dull Miss Archinard
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Trying to appear very casual and unexcited, he rode up the lane.Ticktock and Jim
- not aroused to pleasure, interest, agitation, etc
- (of an atom, molecule, etc) remaining in its ground state
- 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
Word Origin and History for unexcited
1650s, "magnetically or electrically stimulated;" modern sense of "agitated" attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper