exciting

adjective
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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Goal number three is perhaps the most exciting part. John Patrick Pullen, Fortune, "Here's How NASA Plans to Protect Earth From Giant Asteroids Hurtling Through Space," 21 June 2018 This periodicity is to Webster the most exciting part of his team’s results. Adam Mann, Scientific American, "Curiosity Rover Uncovers Long-Sought Organic Materials on Martian Surface," 7 June 2018 The finish of that race remains one of the sport’s most exciting. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "How radio communication provided a winning tool and changed the course of NASCAR racing," 9 July 2018 Amazon announced some exciting news today: The fourth annual Amazon Prime Day, their biggest sale of the year, is going to be on July 16. Health Editors, Health.com, "4 Early Prime Day Deals You Can Shop Right Now," 3 July 2018 After Chip announced the exciting news and Joanna revealed the name (Crew!), our social media feeds were filled with a lot of feelings from Fixer Upper fans—including some pretty famous ones. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines's New Baby Already Has a "Crew" of Celebrity Fans," 25 June 2018 But most exciting is the view: a mostly unobstructed panorama of downtown Manhattan, framed by the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Jenna Gottlieb, Vogue, "The Hottest Hotel Pools to Cool Down In This Summer," 21 June 2018 What’s most exciting for you about building that kind of unknown world? Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "The Most Exciting Part of Starring in Succession," 4 June 2018 Breaking down barriers is exciting and opens up new opportunities, especially in the Middle East and other areas. Ilene Bassler, Houston Chronicle, "Q&A: Strict immigration policies ripple through talent pool," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of exciting

1647, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2018

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The first known use of exciting was in 1647

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exciting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of exciting

: causing feelings of interest and enthusiasm : causing excitement

exciting

adjective
ex·cit·ing | \ ik-ˈsī-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of exciting

: producing excitement an exciting adventure

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