excited

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈsaɪtɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ik sītid)


From the verb excite: (⇒ conjugate)
excited is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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excited - exciting
‘excited’
Excited is used to describe how a person feels when they are looking forward eagerly to an enjoyable or special event.
He was so excited he could hardly sleep.
There were hundreds of excited children waiting for us.
You say that someone is excited about something.
I'm very excited about the possibility of joining the team.
You can say that someone is excited about doing something.
Kendra was especially excited about seeing him after so many years.
When someone is looking forward to doing something, don't say that they are ‘excited to do’ it.
‘exciting’
Don't confuse excited with exciting. An exciting book or film is full of action, and an exciting idea or situation makes you feel very enthusiastic.
The film was a bit scary, and very exciting.
It did not seem a very exciting idea.
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