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Creating or producing excitement: an exciting adventure story.

ex·cit′ing·ly adv.


causing excitement; stirring; stimulating
exˈcitingly adv


(ɪkˈsaɪ tɪŋ)

producing excitement; stirring; thrilling.
ex•cit′ing•ly, adv.


1. 'excited'

Excited is used to describe how a person feels when they are looking forward eagerly to an enjoyable or special event.

He was so excited he could hardly sleep.
There were hundreds of excited children waiting for us.

You say that someone is excited about something.

I'm very excited about the possibility of joining the team.

You can say that someone is excited about doing something.

Kendra was especially excited about seeing him after so many years.

When someone is looking forward to doing something, don't say that they are 'excited to do' it.

2. 'exciting'

Don't confuse excited with exciting. An exciting book or film is full of action, and an exciting idea or situation makes you feel very enthusiastic.

The film was a bit scary, and very exciting.
It did not seem a very exciting idea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exciting - creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention
provocative - serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
stimulating - rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion"
unexciting - not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life"
2.exciting - stimulating interest and discussion; "an exciting novel"
stimulating - rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion"


2. titillating, stimulating, sexy (informal), arousing, erotic, provocative fantasizing about a sexually exciting scene
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[ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= exhilarating) [experience, day, game] → emocionante; [idea, possibility, discovery] → apasionante; [person] → fascinante; [book, play, film] → emocionante, apasionante
it was not an exciting prospectno era una perspectiva muy fascinante
how exciting!¡qué ilusión!
2. (sexually) → excitante


[ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ] adjpassionnant(e)


adjaufregend; player, artistsensationell; prospectreizvoll; (= full of suspense)spannend; (sexually) → erregend; it’s very exciting to find new talentes ist sehr aufregend or spannend, neue Talente zu entdecken; there is something exciting about thisdas hat etwas Aufregendes an sich; exciting for or to somebodyaufregend für jdn; visually excitingvisuell reizvoll


[ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ] adj (gen) → emozionante; (idea, fashion, person) → entusiasmante; (film, book) → appassionante


(ikˈsait) verb
1. to cause or rouse strong feelings of expectation, happiness etc in. The children were excited at the thought of the party.
2. to cause or rouse (feelings, emotions etc). The book did not excite my interest.
exˈcitable adjective
easily becoming excited or upset.
exˌcitaˈbility noun
exˈcited adjective
exˈcitedly adverb
exˈcitement noun
His arrival caused great excitement; the excitement of travel.
exˈciting adjective
an exciting adventure.


مُثِير vzrušující spændende aufregend συναρπαστικός emocionante, excitante jännittävä excitant uzbudljiv entusiasmante 興奮させる 흥미진진한 spannend spennende podniecający empolgante захватывающий upphetsande น่าตื่นเต้น heyecan verici lý thú 令人兴奋的
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Shivering, dripping, and crying, they got Amy home, and after an exciting time of it, she fell asleep, rolled in blankets before a hot fire.
From then on he and his father had many and exciting adventures.
Grandmother began to make the icing for a chocolate cake, and Otto again filled the house with the exciting, expectant song of the plane.
Any one may possess the portrait of a tragedian without exciting suspicion or comment.
Heyward and his female companions witnessed this mysterious movement with secret uneasiness; for, though the conduct of the white man had hitherto been above reproach, his rude equipments, blunt address, and strong antipathies, together with the character of his silent associates, were all causes for exciting distrust in minds that had been so recently alarmed by Indian treachery.
Life is very much more exciting now than it used to be.
It took little time to see that I could sound without forms of inquiry and without exciting remark any domestic complications.
for though it was a most unwonted hour, yet so impressive was the cry, and so deliriously exciting, that almost every soul on board instinctively desired a lowering.
It was quite wonderful to see how fine the house looked, with all the things in it, even by the dim light of a lamp: it was really home, and almost as exciting as the placard had described it.
Legree could not help overhearing this whispering; and it was all the more exciting to him, from the pains that were taken to conceal it from him.
Secondly, these missionaries would gradually, and without creating suspicion or exciting alarm, introduce a rudimentary cleanliness among the nobility, and from them it would work down to the people, if the priests could be kept quiet.
He laid into his work like a nigger, and the way he hove acorns into that hole for about two hours and a half was one of the most exciting and astonishing spectacles I ever struck.