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When something is turned up or popping ...
John : did you go to that party last night

Daquan : yes that shit was lit
by fatoubobala January 24, 2014
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Contrary to popular modern belief, Lit is a term used to describe mildly intoxicated. It was often used by blues and jazz musicians in the 40s, 50s and 60s to describe the "sweet spot" in which someone was drunk enough to be relaxed and play better, without being wasted and suffering from motor skill impairment.
Promoter: He's had 5 drinks, will her be able to play?

Musician: He's just getting lit, it puts him in his zone, all good.
by TheGreenAbyss June 06, 2015
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The state of being so intoxicated (regardless of the intoxicating agent) that all the person can do is smile, so that they look lit up like a light.
He's so lit he can't even talk. Pee.
by Danimal August 27, 2004
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Don’s Indulgences Theory (of Being Lit) was developed by Matthew Donzelle Robinson to structure the perception of the phenomenon in three categories each with subcategories.

The first category: Association of Suppression Fulfillment -a individual or group conditioned to gaining a state of euphoria catered using suppressible forces. This category is the negative connotation of the term. Consist of stimulus or depressant fulfillment with drugs and or alcohol. Association of Suppression Fulfillment implies usage of consumable substances to stimulate euphoria; basically, the intentions to be “wasted” - this is a form of lit.

The second category: Association of Peers – is the notion of social interaction affiliated to being lit (social smokers and drinkers, sex, dancing, parties, social crowds/groups); basically, obtaining euphoria socially, with little or no intoxication.

Third and last category: (IPF) Indulging Pinnacle Features – euphoria that can be experienced individually; no drug or alcoholic influence. Music is the primary subcategory for IPF and associates with the African American Vernacular Tradition that reasons to a lot of behavioral and ideological factors concerning the black community. Media and amusement features (such as fireworks, etc.) are other indulgences for this notion; basically, having a great time with or without peers, and perhaps little or no drug or alcohol influence.
Sasha: I dare you to do five shots.
Thomas: No thanks, you are way too lit for me.

Natalie: Did you see the fireworks? They were so pretty!
Johnathan: Yea, it was lit.
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by Original___Don February 03, 2018
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(Depending on the persons usuage , Usually mentioned when talking about a party or something im particular) Exciting , fun , turnt , pumped up , overly exciting .
" Girl that party was lit! "
by ChyMoney March 29, 2015
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