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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.
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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
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(ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd)

1. stirred emotionally; agitated.
2. stimulated to activity; brisk.
ex•cit′ed•ly, adv.
ex•cit′ed•ness, n.
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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.
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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"
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1. thrilled, stirred, stimulated, enthusiastic, high (informal), moved, wild, aroused, awakened, animated, roused, tumultuous, aflame He was so excited he could hardly speak.
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Feeling a very strong emotion:
Informal: psyched.
Slang: stoked, turned-on.
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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
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[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)
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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
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[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
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(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.
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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
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a. excitado-a; acalorado-a, emocionado.
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But a few days before they left Moscow, moved and excited by all that was going on, she called Sonya to her and, instead of reproaching and making demands on her, tearfully implored her to sacrifice herself and repay all that the family had done for her by breaking off her engagement with Nicholas.
It bore the name of "Miss Wyvil," and had a message written on it which strongly excited Emily's curiosity.
Soon after, when he was alone with me, he said, "I have, doubtless, excited your curiosity, as well as that of these good people; but you are too considerate to make inquiries."
To Mihailov at that moment, excited by visitors, it was extremely distasteful to speak of money matters.
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Lady Lucas began directly to calculate, with more interest than the matter had ever excited before, how many years longer Mr.
THE feeling of interest excited by the Trial was prodigiously increased on the fourth day.
And of all the excited performers-elect none was so excited as Anne Shirley, who threw herself into the undertaking heart and soul, hampered as she was by Marilla's disapproval.
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.
When darkness had again hid the objects in the village from the gaze of Elizabeth, she turned from the window, where she had remained while the least vestige of light lingered over the tops of the dark pines, with a curiosity that was rather excited than appeased by the passing glimpses of woodland scenery that she had caught during the day.
He was not only excited with his play, but visions were gleaming on him of going the next day to Brassing, where there was gambling on a grander scale to be had, and where, by one powerful snatch at the devil's bait, he might carry it off without the hook, and buy his rescue from his daily solicitings.
You know how I have loved you; you can intimately judge of my present feelings, but I am not so weak as to find indulgence in describing them to a woman who will glory in having excited their anguish, but whose affection they have never been able to gain.