exhilarating

adjective
ex·​hil·​a·​rat·​ing | \ ig-ˈzi-lə-ˌrā-tiŋ How to pronounce exhilarating (audio) \

Definition of exhilarating

: causing strong feelings of happy excitement and elation : thrilling an exhilarating experience … an exhilarating ride that allows participants to catch an aerial view like they've never seen before.— Kathryn M. Roy … I would like to convey the sense of flight as it was almost at the very beginning of itself, when everything about it was miraculous and dangerous and exhilarating.— James Dickey … an exhilarating career full of deals sealed at three-martini lunches.— Andrea Cooper

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Other Words from exhilarating

exhilaratingly \ ig-​ˈzi-​lə-​ˌrā-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce exhilarating (audio) \ adverb
an exhilaratingly funny performance

First Known Use of exhilarating

1634, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exhilarating was in 1634

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“Exhilarating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhilarating. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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