Definition of exhilarating in English:

exhilarating

Line breaks: ex|hil¦ar|at¦ing
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪŋ
 
, ɛɡ-/

adjective

Making one feel very happy, animated, or elated; thrilling: an exhilarating two-hour rafting experience
More example sentences
  • Experiencing the pace of change in China was exhilarating.
  • The sight of a 25 lb salmon racing past less than a metre away is exhilarating.
  • For most Africans, independence has meant more a desperate struggle for survival than an exhilarating path to development.

Derivatives

exhilaratingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • His eye records with photographic accuracy, then these perceptions are recovered from memory and reconstituted as fictional experience with the same exhilaratingly scrupulous fidelity.
  • The short answer ought to be ‘no,’ although where Maddin is concerned, there are often exhilaratingly weird surprises lurking around every corner.
  • This gives Brandenburg a richness of texture absent from his previous novels, and exhilaratingly testifies to the thriller genre's ability to transcend its primary role as entertainment.

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