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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 exciting. It was such an exciting adventure. Only people and animals can be described as excited, not events or experiences.
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 about:

I'm so excited about the trip!

excited by:

Excited by the news, Marie phoned her mother immediately.

get/become excited:

They're both getting excited planning the wedding.

excited at:

He's excited at the prospect of showing his work in New York.

2) upset, worried, or angry about something

Look, Dad, stop getting so excited – I'm sure she'll be home soon.

3) feeling that you want to have sex

Derived word:
excitedly
adverb

He talked excitedly to reporters about his hopes of winning the race.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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