1 happy, interested, or hopeful because something good has happened or will happen: Steve's flying home tomorrow - we're all really excited. | excited crowds of shoppers(+ about): The kids are so excited about Christmas. (+ by): We were all excited by the prospect of a party. (+ at): He got very excited at finding such perfect specimens. | get/feel/look etc excited: Maria's starting to get pretty excited about the wedding.2 very nervous and upset about something so that you cannot relax: When Thierry gets excited he starts to stutter.(+ about): There's no point getting excited about it. We can't change things.3 feeling sexual desire4 nothing to get excited about spoken used to say that a film, book etc is not very good or enjoyable and rather disappointing: Unfortunately Doyle's latest novel is nothing to get excited about.— excitedly adverb: Squirrels chattering excitedly in the branches above.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
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