From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexcitedex‧cit‧ed /ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/ ●●● S2 adjective 1 EXCITEDhappy, interested, or hopeful because something good has happened or will happen Steve flies home tomorrow – we’re all really excited.excited about Maria’s starting to get pretty excited about the wedding.excited by/at We’re all excited by the prospect of a party.excited to do something Michelle sounded excited to hear from him.excited (that) I’m so excited that we’re going to New York. The food was nothing to get excited about (=not very good or special). excited crowds of shoppers2 NERVOUSvery nervous and upset about something so that you cannot relaxexcited about There’s no point getting excited about it. We can’t change things.3 SYSEXYfeeling sexual desire —excitedly adverb People had gathered and were talking excitedly.THESAURUSexcited feeling happy, especially about something good that has happened or is going to happenHe’s excited about his new job.The kids always get excited on their birthday.An excited crowd watched their team win 3–0.When we get home, the dogs are always excited to see us.Doctors are very excited by the discovery.thrilled /θrɪld/ [not before noun] very excited and pleasedShe was thrilled to hear that you were in London.I was thrilled when they told me that I’d got a place on the course.exhilarated /ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪd/ [not before noun] very excited and full of energy, especially because you are experiencing something new or something that involves risksShe felt exhilarated by her new freedom.The climb left him feeling exhilarated.look forward to something to feel excited about something good that is going to happen and to think about it a lotThe kids are looking forward to their vacation – they’ve never been to California before.She’s really looking forward to meeting him.can’t wait to do something especially spoken to be very excited about something good that is going to happenI can’t wait to see him again.on the edge of your seat extremely excited and interested when you are watching a film, game etc, because you do not know what is going to happen nextI was on the edge of my seat throughout the movie.The game kept fans on the edge of their seats.on tenterhooks /ˈtentəhʊks $ -ər-/ very excited and nervous because you are waiting to find out what has happenedDon’t keep us on tenterhooks! Did you pass your test?rapturous [usually before noun] especially written rapturous behaviour shows that a large group of people are extremely excited and pleasedThey received a rapturous welcome.He came on the stage to rapturous applause (=everyone was clapping and cheering).
Examples from the Corpusexcited• As she kissed him, he became more and more excited.• At first, Robert's father had got quite excited.• It was indecent, surely, to stand like this, in public, and feel so alive and so excited?• Steve's coming home tomorrow - we're all really excited.• How can you be so excited about a stupid computer game?• He was getting sexually excited, and his breathing became short and fast.• My husband came back excited and said he would be going out again late in the evening.• When I finally accepted that I create my own reality, I was excited but scared.• Doctors are very excited by the discovery.• Police tried to hold back the excited crowd.• The excited delegates ran to the rail.• crowds of excited football fans• He estimated the separation between the stripes of excited neurones from reported hallucinations to be 2 millimetres.• Don't get excited or you might be thumped, intellectually at least.• When Mattie gets excited, she starts talking really fast.• When we get home, the dogs are always excited to see us.excited about• The kids are really excited about our trip to Mexico.