50 alternatives to the word “excited”

We’ve all seen it, and we’ve likely done it.

Beginning a press release with, “Today, Noddles Company is excited to announce the launch of its new Noddle 6.0 product,” or using a quote from the CEO that states, “We are excited about this new partnership with ABC Associates,” is becoming tired.

It doesn’t matter what’s being announced—“excited” is the go-to verb among communications professionals. For example, “Today we are excited to announce a new award for outstanding achievement in the field of press release writing excellence.”

Make it stop.

The English language is full of meaningful and precise descriptors, so let’s start using them in our press releases. Below are some alternatives to the word “excited.”

(Please keep in mind that not all of these options will work in every “we are excited to announce” scenario, but they can at least be used to add variety to our writing).

  1. aflame
  2. animated
  3. anxious
  4. ardent
  5. athirst
  6. breathless
  7. charged
  8. delighted
  9. eager
  10. earnest
  11. ebullient
  12. elated
  13. electrified
  14. enlivened
  15. energized
  16. enthusiastic
  17. exhilarated
  18. exuberant
  19. feverish
  20. fervent
  21. fervid
  22. fiery
  23. fired up
  24. frantic
  25. gladdened
  26. gratified
  27. heated
  28. impassioned
  29. inflamed
  30. intense
  31. invigorate
  32. keen
  33. keyed up
  34. lively
  35. overjoyed
  36. passionate
  37. pleased
  38. proud
  39. restless
  40. restive
  41. revitalized
  42. solicitous
  43. spirited
  44. stirred up
  45. thrilled
  46. vehement
  47. voracious
  48. wholehearted
  49. wild
  50. zealous

What do you think, PR Daily readers? What would you add to the list?

This post was first published on Ragan Communication’s PR Daily.

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