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exciting

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2 serving or likely to arouse a strong reaction
  • and what exciting news have you for us today?

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exciting

verb
present participle of excite

Synonyms & Antonyms of exciting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings
  • for some reason the first snowfall of the season never fails to excite us

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The first known use of exciting was in 1647

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“Exciting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exciting. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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