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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excited mean? 

EXCITED (adjective)
  The adjective EXCITED has 4 senses:

1. in an aroused state
2. (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
3. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
4. (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive

  Familiarity information: EXCITED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

EXCITED (adjective)

Sense 1excited [BACK TO TOP]


In an aroused state


thrillful (full of excitement; thrilled)

thrilled (feeling intense pleasurable excitement)

teased; titillated (feeling mild pleasurable excitement)

aroused; stimulated; stirred; stirred up (emotionally aroused)

overexcited (unduly excited)

drunk; intoxicated (as if under the influence of alcohol)

fevered (highly excited)

crazy (possessed by inordinate excitement)

agog (highly excited)

aflutter; nervous (excited in anticipation)


agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)


unexcited (not excited)

Sense 2excited [BACK TO TOP]


(of persons) excessively affected by emotion


worked up; excited; emotional; aroused

Context examples:

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


agitated (troubled emotionally and usually deeply)

Sense 3excited [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion


delirious; frantic; unrestrained; excited; mad

Context examples:

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)

Sense 4excited [BACK TO TOP]


(of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive


activated; excited


reactive (participating readily in reactions)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

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