exciting

[ ik-sahy-ting ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

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

Origin of exciting

First recorded in 1805–15; excite + -ing2
Related formsex·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 Formsexcitingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unexciting

exciting


late 14c. (n.), "action of urging, prompting, inciting," noun of action from excite (v.). As a present participle adjective, from 1811 in sense "causing disease." Sense of "causing excitement" is from 1826.

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