excited - definition and synonyms


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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.

    excited for:

    Are you excited for your trip to Italy?

  2. 2
    upset, worried, or angry about something

    Look, Dad, stop getting so excited – I’m sure she’ll be home soon.

derived word



He talked excitedly to reporters about his hopes of winning the race.