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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
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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British Dictionary definitions for un excited

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 un excited

excited

adj.

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

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