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.

Definitions of excited
  1. adjective
    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
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    Antonyms:
    unexcited
    not excited
    unagitated
    not agitated or disturbed emotionally
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  2. adjective
    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
    synonyms: delirious, frantic, mad, unrestrained
    wild
    marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
  3. adjective
    (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    synonyms: aroused, emotional, worked up
    agitated
    troubled emotionally and usually deeply
  4. adjective
    (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
    synonyms: activated
    reactive
    participating readily in reactions