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1. Being in a state of excitement; emotionally aroused; stirred.
2. Physics Being at an energy level higher than the ground state.

ex·cit′ed·ly adv.


1. emotionally aroused, esp to pleasure or agitation
2. characterized by excitement: an excited dance.
3. sexually aroused
4. (General Physics) (of an atom, molecule, etc) occupying an energy level above the ground state
exˈcitedly adv
exˈcitedness n


(ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd)

1. stirred emotionally; agitated.
2. stimulated to activity; brisk.
ex•cit′ed•ly, adv.
ex•cit′ed•ness, n.


1. 'excited'

Excited is used to describe how a person feels when they are looking forward eagerly to an enjoyable or special event.

He was so excited he could hardly sleep.
There were hundreds of excited children waiting for us.

You say that someone is excited about something.

I'm very excited about the possibility of joining the team.

You can say that someone is excited about doing something.

Kendra was especially excited about seeing him after so many years.

When someone is looking forward to doing something, don't say that they are 'excited to do' it.

2. 'exciting'

Don't confuse excited with exciting. An exciting book or film is full of action, and an exciting idea or situation makes you feel very enthusiastic.

The film was a bit scary, and very exciting.
It did not seem a very exciting idea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.excited - (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
2.excited - in an aroused stateexcited - in an aroused state      
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
unexcited - not excited; "made an unexcited appraisal of the situation"
3.excited - marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotionexcited - marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"
wild - marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties"
4.excited - (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"


1. thrilled, stirred, stimulated, enthusiastic, high (informal), moved, wild, aroused, awakened, animated, roused, tumultuous, aflame He was so excited he could hardly speak.


Feeling a very strong emotion:
Informal: psyched.
Slang: stoked, turned-on.
ثَائِرمُنْفَعِل، مُتَهَيِّج
æstur, í uppnámi; spenntur
phấn khích


[ɪkˈsaɪtɪd] ADJ
1. (= exhilarated) [adult] → entusiasmado; [child] → excitado, alborotado; [voice, chatter] → excitado; [cry, shout] → de excitación
I'm very excited about the new housela nueva casa me hace mucha ilusión, estoy muy ilusionado or entusiasmado con la nueva casa
to get excited (about sth)entusiasmarse (con algo)
the children are getting excited about the triplos niños están cada vez más ilusionados or más entusiasmados con la idea del viaje
don't get excited, I only said she might come¡tranquilízate!, solo dije que puede que venga
it's nothing to get excited aboutno es para tanto
2. (= agitated) [person, animal] → agitado, nervioso; [crowd] → alborotado; [state] → de agitación, de nerviosismo; [voice] → nervioso, excitado
to get excited [person] → excitarse, ponerse nervioso; [crowd] → alborotarse; [discussion] → acalorarse
don't get excited! I'm not suggesting that¡no te excites! or ¡no te pongas nervioso! or ¡no te acalores! no estoy sugiriendo que ...
3. (sexually) → excitado
to get excitedexcitarse
4. (Phys) [atom, molecule] → excitado


[ɪkˈsaɪtɪd] adj
(= happy) → excité(e)
to be excited about sth [+ prospect, possibility] → être excité(e) à l'idée de qch
to be excited about doing sth → être excité(e) à l'idée de faire qch
to get excited → s'exciter
(= agitated) → énervé(e)
to get excited about sth → se tourmenter à propos de qch
(= sexually aroused) → excité(e)
[particle] → excité(e)


aufgeregt; (= agitated)erregt; (= enthusiastic)begeistert; (sexually) excited(sexuell) erregt; he was excited to hear of this developmenter wurde aufgeregt, als er von dieser Entwicklung erfuhr; to be excited that…begeistert darüber sein, dass …; to be excited about somethingvon etw begeistert sein; (= looking forward)sich auf etw (acc)freuen; to become or get excited (about something)sich (→ über etw acc) → aufregen; (= enthuse)sich (→ über etw acc) → begeistern; to get excited (sexually) → erregt werden; aren’t you excited about what’s going to happen?sind Sie nicht gespannt, was passieren wird?; it was nothing to get excited aboutes war nichts Besonderes; he is excited at the prospect of working for himselfer freut sich darauf, selbstständig zu arbeiten
(Phys) atomangeregt


[ɪkˈsaɪtɪd] adj excited (about)eccitato/a (per)
to get excited (about sth) → agitarsi (per qc)
it's nothing to get excited about (fig) → non è niente di particolare


(ikˈsait) verb
1. to cause or rouse strong feelings of expectation, happiness etc in. The children were excited at the thought of the party.
2. to cause or rouse (feelings, emotions etc). The book did not excite my interest.
exˈcitable adjective
easily becoming excited or upset.
exˌcitaˈbility noun
exˈcited adjective
exˈcitedly adverb
exˈcitement noun
His arrival caused great excitement; the excitement of travel.
exˈciting adjective
an exciting adventure.


ثَائِر rozrušený spændt aufgeregt ενθουσιασμένος entusiasmado, excitado innoissaan excité uzbuđen eccitato 興奮した 흥분한 opgewonden opprømt podniecony empolgado взволнованный upphetsad ตื่นเต้นดีใจ heyecanlı phấn khích 兴奋的


a. excitado-a; acalorado-a, emocionado.
References in classic literature ?
That comes of having big blue eyes and loving music," said Jo, trying to soothe Beth, who trembled and looked more excited than she had ever been before.
As he grew more and more excited the red of his fingers deepened.
He rumpled his hair with a quick, excited gesture, which with him often announces a new determination, and I could see that my suggestion took hold of him.
She turned her face seaward to gather in an impression of space and solitude, which the vast expanse of water, meeting and melting with the moonlit sky, conveyed to her excited fancy.
As the credulous and excited traveler related the hazardous chances of the wilderness, the blood of the timid curdled with terror, and mothers cast anxious glances even at those children which slumbered within the security of the largest towns.
From the ship, the smoke of the torments of the boiling whale is going up like the smoke over a village of smithies; and to windward, a black cloud, rising up with earnest of squalls and rains, seems to quicken the activity of the excited seamen.
Man is not always like that, Mongrel; he is kind enough when he is not excited by religion.
He snaked me out of bed and was all excited, and says:
They were more excited than they need have been, that is to say, more excited than any one need be by the announcement of the suicide of a chief scene-shifter.
So, when he opened the boy's door at about half after nine, he was greatly excited, though not entirely surprised to find the future Lord Greystoke fully dressed for the street and about to crawl from his open bed room window.
Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited.
Before the man could reply, a fresh agitation arose; hurrahs and excited shouts were heard; the staffs of the banners began to be used as offensive weapons; and fists flew about in every direction.