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excited

[ik-sahy-tid] /ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
stirred emotionally; agitated:
An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
2.
stimulated to activity; brisk:
an excited buying and selling of stocks.
Origin of excited
1650-1660
1650-60; excite + -ed2
Related forms
excitedly, adverb
excitedness, noun
hyperexcited, adjective
superexcited, adjective
unexcited, adjective
Can be confused
excited, exited.
Synonyms
1. ruffled, discomposed, stormy, perturbed, impassioned. 2. eager, active, enthusiastic.
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  • They came down here all right, declared Jerry excitedly pointing to the deep impression made by the wheels.

  • excitedly he commanded that the man be brought to him at once.

  • M. de Vineuil, with wide-open eyes, was talking rapidly and excitedly of the subject that filled his bewildered brain.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • Guard, a proud and delighted protector, rushed about as excitedly as any of them.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • He rose, excitedly, and went to Frank, to put his hand upon his shoulder.

    In Old Kentucky Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
British Dictionary definitions for excitedly

excited

/ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation
2.
characterized by excitement: an excited dance
3.
sexually aroused
4.
(of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state
Derived Forms
excitedly, adverb
excitedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for excitedly

excited

adj.

1650s, "magnetically or electrically stimulated;" modern sense of "agitated" attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.

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