Definition of exciting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ikˈsīdiNG/


1Causing great enthusiasm and eagerness: an exciting breakthrough
More example sentences
  • I'm making this sound more exciting than it actually is.
  • They are not deficit driven, and they are finding the opportunities most exciting.
  • The most exciting prospect in British football has been hampered by injury for years now.
thrilling, exhilarating, action-packed, stirring, rousing, stimulating, intoxicating, electrifying, invigorating;
gripping, compelling, powerful, dramatic
1.1Sexually arousing.
arousing, sexually arousing, stimulating, sexually stimulating, titillating, erotic, sexual, sexy
informal raunchy, steamy



Pronunciation: /ikˈsīdiNGlē/
Example sentences
  • But that this throwaway proposal has been excitingly supported by environmentalists is evidence that environmentalists are dumping their prejudices with consumption and growth onto China.
  • When we bought our house, it came with many things (an excitingly explosive stove, for example) - but a properly-fenced boundary wasn't one of them.
  • The shadow of the Major-Currie affair falls across Blackpool, where suddenly even the least glamorous are excitingly scented with the pheromone of power.


Example sentences
  • Stories and photos very soon, but right now I've got to head to the cosmopolitan excitingness of Sainsbury's.

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Syllabification: ex·cit·ing

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