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Adjective: exciting  ik'sI-ting or ek'sI-ting
  1. Creating or arousing excitement
    "an exciting account of her trip"
  2. Stimulating interest and discussion
    "an exciting novel"
Verb: excite  ik'sIt or ek'sIt
  1. Arouse or elicit a feeling
  2. Act as a stimulant
    "The book excited her imagination";
    - stimulate
  3. Arouse feelings in
    "excite the audience";
    - stimulate, stir
  4. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    - agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, charge up
  5. To evoke sexual feelings
    "This movie usually excites the male audience";
    - arouse, sex, turn on, wind up
  6. Excite the feelings or emotions of; disturb the peace of
    "These stories excited the community";
    - stimulate, shake, shake up, stir
  7. Raise to a higher energy level
    "excite the atoms";
    - energize, energise [Brit]
  8. Produce a magnetic field in
    "excite the neurons"

See also: atingle, breathless, elating, electric, electrifying, excitation, excitement, exhilarating, fervor [US], fervour [Brit, Cdn], galvanic, galvanising [Brit], galvanizing, glam [informal], glamorous, glamourous [Brit, non-standard], heady, inflammation, interesting, intoxicating, provocative, sexy [informal], spine-tingling, stimulating, thrilling, tickling, tingling, titillating

Type of: affect, alter, arouse, bear on, bear upon, change, disturb, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, impact, kindle, modify, provoke, raise, sensitise [Brit], sensitize, touch, touch on, trouble, upset

Antonym: unexciting

Encyclopedia: Exciting