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adjective excited pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/

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  1. 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. 2
    upset, worried, or angry about something
    Look, Dad, stop getting so excited – I’m sure she’ll be home soon.


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