exciting

[ ik-sahy-ting ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

producing excitement; stirring; thrilling: an exciting account of his trip to Tibet.

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Origin of exciting

First recorded in 1805–15; excite + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM exciting

ex·cit·ing·ly, adverbnon·ex·cit·ing, adjectiveun·ex·cit·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unexciting (1 of 2)

unexciting
/ (ˌʌnɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

not interesting, stirring, or stimulatingunexciting but likable

British Dictionary definitions for unexciting (2 of 2)

exciting
/ (ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

causing excitement; stirring; stimulating

Derived forms of exciting

excitingly, adverb
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