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  • IPA(key): /əˈɹaʊzd/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊzd


aroused (comparative more aroused, superlative most aroused)

  1. Sexually excited; randy, lustful.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:randy
    • 2012 June 30, Vanessa Thorpe, “Why does Fifty Shades of Grey turn British women on?”, in The Guardian[1], London: Guardian News & Media, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2022-08-09:
      The feminist writer and academic Marina Warner believes the unexpectedly wide appeal of this explicit fiction could be a sign of how difficult people now find it to feel aroused in an era when sex and nudity have become so commonplace.
    • 2018 January 25, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, “Ask Dr. Ruth: How to Focus on Creating a Better Sex Life”, in Time[2], archived from the original on 2022-12-07:
      You can concentrate on one that you already know well and one that you know will cause you to become very aroused.
  2. Stirred up, agitated.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:annoyed
    • 1932 October 1, Curtis Billings, “The Nut That Holds the Wheel: A Primer for Motorists”, in The Atlantic[3], Washington, D.C.: The Atlantic Monthly Group, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-03-22:
      The general public is becoming more and more aroused about this whole matter of safety, and any manufacturer who would be enterprising enough to offer thorough driving instruction with each car purchased would probably find it a valuable selling point.
    • 1972 January 31, “Taxes Bite Deeper”, in The New York Times[4], New York, N.Y.: The New York Times Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2018-01-08:
      Indeed, payers of local property taxes have become the most aroused group in the nation. In the last two years, property owners have voted down bond issues of all stripes even those for schools.




  1. simple past and past participle of arouse