2012년 4월 8일 일요일

Dic: excited (as an adjective)

1.
△If you are excited, you are so happy that you cannot relax, especially because you are thinking about something pleasant that is going to happen to you.
△feeling or showing happiness and enthusiasm

  • I'm very excited about the possibility of playing for England's first team...
  • I was so excited when I went to sign the paperwork I could hardly write.
  • `You're coming?' he said excitedly. `That's fantastic! That's incredible!'
  • The kids were excited about opening their gifts.
  • I'm really excited at the prospect of working abroad.
  • Don't get too excited by the sight of your name in print.
  • He was very excited to be asked to play for the team.
  • The new restaurant is nothing to get excited about (= not particularly good).
  • An excited crowd of people gathered around her.
2.
△If you are excited, you are very worried or angry about something, and so you are very alert and cannot relax.
△nervous or upset and unable to relax
  • I don't think there's any reason to get excited about inflation...(= agitated)
  • Larry rose excitedly to the edge of his seat, shook a fist at us and spat.
  • Some horses become excited when they're in traffic.
.... COBUILD, OALD

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