View synonyms for exciting


[ ik-sahy-ting ]


  1. producing excitement; stirring; thrilling:

    an exciting account of his trip to Tibet.


/ ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ /


  1. causing excitement; stirring; stimulating
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • exˈcitingly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • ex·citing·ly adverb
  • nonex·citing adjective
  • unex·citing adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of exciting1

First recorded in 1805–15; excite + -ing 2
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Example Sentences

Unlike adult blankets, you can find a variety of exciting patterns and colors to keep your kid’s bedroom cute and cozy.

For me, that golden thread of being able to use that in myriad of different industries and markets is really, really exciting.

It shows that you’re open-minded and willing to try wines that are exciting, occasionally unusual, and profoundly fulfilling.

From Eater

The game did not end up being the exciting passing duel we wanted, but the outcome was certainly what Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles deserved for so thoroughly dismantling the Kansas City offense.

There’s some pretty exciting science in store if all things go well.

But Bush is as exciting to many conservatives as Hillary Clinton is to many progressives, meaning not so much.

“Change can be exciting,” Cuomo says to Richards as he helps her pack up her office.

Like any exciting meal, Food will leave you smiling and satisfied.

The most exciting and thrillingly unique artist to surface in 2014.

I found this as exciting as Enright did—she sounded giddy—but one of my coworkers was less enthused.

Any one may possess the portrait of a tragedian without exciting suspicion or comment.

A true history of the Merrill Horse, and the adventures of its different members, would read like the most exciting fiction.

I had now entered on a course of adventure the most exciting of all others, and at the most exciting time of life.

By far the most frequent exciting causes of acute otitis media are the pneumococcus and the streptococcus.

She left in company with the Leviathan, and the two vessels had an exciting trip across the Atlantic.





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