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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.


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The editor says we must all write up our most exciting adventure for Our Magazine.
Nothing further happened to me till I reached Yellowsands, except an exciting ride on the mail-coach, which connected it with the nearest railway-station some twenty miles away.
Such was the last fact, which resulted in exciting once more the torrent of public opinion.
It won't be so exciting as it is when you have a whole schoolful before you hanging breathlessly on your words.
The defiance was more exciting than the confidence, but it was less sure.
As soon as it had been settled that Buckingham was to accompany Madame, the young duke selected a corps of gentlemen and officers to form part of his own suite, so that it was almost an army that now set out towards Paris, scattering gold, and exciting the liveliest demonstrations as they passed through the different towns and villages on the route.
He was able to tell Orange how to build exciting and profitable cell phone content sites without going through several years of experimentation.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau of each respective city sought to provide a sampling of the best shopping restaurants golf and spa resorts, and exciting activities for your family to enjoy.
One of the things that's exciting about the teaching fellow program is that it brings teachers into our teaching corps that have had careers outside of teaching as well,'' Young said.