excited

If you're excited you're enthusiastic and animated, like a kid in a candy store. Or a kid on Christmas morning. Or a kid on the last day of school.

Meaning more than just "wildly happy," excited describes all sorts of excessive emotions (and not always the good ones). If you're excited you might be agitated, nervous, anxious, or worked up about something. Skip a little further out on the excited spectrum and you're verging on a loss of control: You're delirious, frantic, mad, or unrestrained. Less like a kid in a candy store than a kid on his tenth cup of espresso.

Primary Meanings of excited

1.
adj
in an aroused state
2.
adj
(of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
Full Definitions of excited
1

adj in an aroused state

Synonyms:
agitated
troubled emotionally and usually deeply
aflutter, nervous
excited in anticipation
agog
highly excited
crazy
possessed by inordinate excitement
fevered
highly excited
drunk, intoxicated
as if under the influence of alcohol
overexcited
unduly excited
aroused, stimulated, stirred, stirred up
emotionally aroused
teased, titillated
feeling mild pleasurable excitement
thrilled
feeling intense pleasurable excitement
thrillful
full of excitement; thrilled
Antonyms:
unexcited
not excited
unagitated
not agitated or disturbed emotionally
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adj marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

Synonyms:
delirious, frantic, mad, unrestrained
wild
marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

adj (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

Synonyms:
aroused, emotional, worked up
agitated
troubled emotionally and usually deeply
2

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

Synonyms:
activated
reactive
participating readily in reactions

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