ex·​cit·​ing | \ ik-ˈsī-tiŋ \

Definition of exciting

: producing excitement

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Other Words from exciting

excitingly \ ik-​ˈsī-​tiŋ-​lē \ adverb

Examples of exciting in a Sentence

an exciting trip to Africa an exciting account of her adventures This isn't a very exciting book.
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Having a major storefront start selling games for $10 less as a matter of course seems exciting on the consumer side, but perhaps dangerous for the long-term viability of the industry. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Metro Exodus is skipping Steam for the Epic Games Store, and passing the savings on to you," 28 Jan. 2019 Although the excursion will certainly be an exciting part of the show, the future Mrs. Reagan will also face some troubles in the February 1 episode. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Just Leaked the First Photos of Eddie's Wedding Dress," 25 Jan. 2019 Not knowing what amazingness the day will bring is just as exciting as any romantic date. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "11 Reasons Being Single on Valentine's Day Is Actually the Best," 14 Jan. 2019 These factors all play into the authenticity of the transformations, and helped shape the exciting final product. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Three San Diego Bungalows Are Transformed Into Vibrant, History-Filled Getaways," 3 Oct. 2018 And to do 10 million rides in 100 cities has been very exciting to see. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Bird’s electric scooters are getting more rugged to handle heavy use," 24 Sep. 2018 The plan was unveiled against the backdrop of host country Russia’s exciting run to the quarterfinals of soccer's World Cup, with some critics accusing the Kremlin of trying to bury the news by announcing it during the tournament. Elena Holodny /, NBC News, "Vladimir Putin's popularity dips amid retirement age proposal," 9 July 2018 Obviously, these projects — many of which are high-budget movies, showing studios' commitment to telling women's stories — are exciting. refinery29.com, "Looking Ahead To The 2019 Lineup, Will Hollywood Greenlight More Women-Led Projects?," 13 July 2018 Diet and Health While the marine diet of ancient Croations is exciting news for scientists, other finds have proven just as spectacular. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "How Ancient Teeth Reveal The Roots of Humankind," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of exciting

1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exciting was in 1647

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English Language Learners Definition of exciting

: causing feelings of interest and enthusiasm : causing excitement


ex·​cit·​ing | \ ik-ˈsī-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of exciting

: producing excitement an exciting adventure

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