excited

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. aroused, stimulated, inflamed, agitated, eager, enthusiastic, agog, annoyed, seething, wrought up, frantic, flushed, overwrought, wound up, restless, feverish, stirred, apprehensive, roused, disturbed, perturbed, flustered, upset, angry, disconcerted, discomfited, disquieted, tense, discomposed, tumultuous, hurt, piqued, atingle, angered, distracted, distraught, edgy, furious, beside oneself, delighted, delirious, exhilarated, thrilled, frenzied, manic, troubled, ruffled, moved, avid, hysterical, passionate, glowing, provoked, quickened, inspired, wild, fired, nervous, overheated, hot, animated, uneasy, galvanized, electrified, ill at ease, jumpy, jittery*, on the ragged edge*, keyed up*, red hot*, turned on*, in a tailspin*, all atwitter*, boiling over*, all hot and bothered*, hyped up*, in a dither*, in a quiver*, in a lather*, hopped up*, worked up*, feeling one's oats*, on pins and needles*, in a tizzy*, in a flutter*, haywire*, uptight*, in heaven*, all nerves*, wringing one's hands*, blue in the face*, jumping at*, het up*, on fire*, psyched*, psyched up*, steamed up*.
Ant. calm*, apathetic, indifferent.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
aroused, stirred, stimulated, *turned on, thrilled, provoked, electrified, *fired up, agitated, enthusiastic, energized, keyed up, impassioned, *hyper, *wired, electrified, *adrenalized, titillated, *charged up, flustered, frenzied, agog, *sparked, *hot, frenetic.
ANT.: sedate, tranquil, bored, comatose
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Feeling a very strong emotion: atingle, fired up, thrilled, worked up. Informal: psyched. Slang: stoked, turned-on. See EXCITE.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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