What does sadcited mean?
Sadcited describes the feeling of being sad and excited at the same time, especially at the transition from an ending to a beginning.
Where does sadcited come from?
Life is full of mixed emotions—and mixed words. That’s where sadcited comes in. Sadcited is a blend of sad and excited, used especially of feeling sad when one thing is ending but excited that another is beginning.
The earliest instance of sadcited is unclear, but it appeared on Twitter by 2008 as a nonce coinage. Many other people since (and likely before) independently coined sadcited.
still full of cold but last class this evening. Kind of sad and excited! Sadcited!
— Hal (@RPGMP3) December 15, 2008
Actor Josh McDermitt, who plays the character Eugene on the zombie drama The Walking Dead, notably said he felt sadcited about the departure of fellow actor Lennie James, who was leaving the show for its spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead.
Examples of sadcited
Who uses sadcited?
Sadcited is often used in the context of endings and beginnings (e.g., I’m so happy to be moving but I wish I didn’t have to leave my family. Definitely sadcited.) Bittersweet is an effective synonym for the word.
It can also be used for situations that are a double-edged sword, when something bad spurs on something good.
Sad as I am about the Conan situation (tv-stuff sad, not real-life sad), it has made for some great television. I'm sadcited for Friday.
— blahmanda (@blahmanda) January 20, 2010
The hashtag “#sadcited” is used by people sharing their sadcitement, such as when a colleague moves on to a new job or when a school year comes to an end.
— Em Wakefield (@emlayton) March 30, 2016
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