excited

ex|cit|ed [ıkˈsaıtıd] adj
1.) happy, interested, or hopeful because something good has happened or will happen
Steve flies home tomorrow - we're all really excited.
excited about
Maria's starting to get pretty excited about the wedding.
excited by/at
We're all excited by the prospect of a party.
excited to do sth
Michelle sounded excited to hear from him.
excited (that)
I'm so excited that we're going to New York.
The food was nothing to get excited about (=not very good or special) .
excited crowds of shoppers
2.) very nervous and upset about something so that you cannot relax
excited about
There's no point getting excited about it. We can't change things.
3.) feeling sexual desire
>excitedly adv
People had gathered and were talking excitedly.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • excited — excited; un·excited; pho·to·excited; …   English syllables

  • excited — index eager, ecstatic, fervent, frenetic, restive, vehement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excited — 1650s, magnetically or electrically stimulated; modern sense of agitated attested 1855; pp. adj. from EXCITE (Cf. excite). Related: Excitedly …   Etymology dictionary

  • excited — [adj] inspired; upset aflame, agitated, animated, annoyed, aroused, awakened, beside oneself*, charged, delighted, discomposed, disconcerted, disturbed, eager, enthusiastic, feverish, fired up*, frantic, high*, hot*, hot and bothered*,… …   New thesaurus

  • excited — [ek sīt′id, ik sīt′id] adj. 1. emotionally aroused; agitated 2. Physics in a state of excitation excitedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • excited */*/ — UK [ɪkˈsaɪtɪd] / US [ɪkˈsaɪtəd] adjective Collocations: Excited describes how you feel: I m excited about my holiday. ♦ She didn t seem very excited. Exciting describes things or situations that make you feel excited: I find circuses very… …   English dictionary

  • excited — ex|cit|ed [ ık saıtəd ] adjective ** 1. ) very happy and enthusiastic because something good is going to happen, especially when this makes you unable to relax: I was so excited I couldn t sleep. excited by: Excited by the news, Marie phoned her… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • excited — adjective 1 happy, interested, or hopeful because something good has happened or will happen: Steve s flying home tomorrow we re all really excited. | excited crowds of shoppers (+ about): The kids are so excited about Christmas. (+ by): We were… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • excited — adj. 1) excited about, at, over (to get excited about smt.) 2) excited to + inf. (she was excited to learn the news) * * * [ɪk saɪtɪd] at over (to get excited about smt.) excited about excited to + inf. (she was excited to learn the news) excited …   Combinatory dictionary

  • excited — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get, grow ▪ get sb …   Collocations dictionary

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