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AROUSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aroused mean? 

AROUSED (adjective)
  The adjective AROUSED has 6 senses:

1. aroused to action
2. emotionally aroused
3. brought to a state of great tension
4. feeling great sexual desire
5. keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
6. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

  Familiarity information: AROUSED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


AROUSED (adjective)


Sense 1aroused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aroused to action

Context example:

the aroused opposition

Similar:

awakened (aroused or activated)


Sense 2aroused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emotionally aroused

Synonyms:

stirred up; stimulated; stirred; aroused

Similar:

excited (in an aroused state)


Sense 3aroused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brought to a state of great tension

Synonyms:

wound up; aroused

Context example:

all wound up for a fight

Similar:

tense (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)


Sense 4aroused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling great sexual desire

Synonyms:

horny; randy; ruttish; turned on; steamy; aroused

Context example:

feeling horny

Similar:

sexy (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest)


Sense 5aroused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement

Synonyms:

ablaze; aflame; aroused

Context examples:

his face all ablaze with excitement / he was aflame with desire

Similar:

passionate (having or expressing strong emotions)


Sense 6aroused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of persons) excessively affected by emotion

Synonyms:

worked up; excited; emotional; aroused

Context examples:

he would become emotional over nothing at all / she was worked up about all the noise

Similar:

agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)


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