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exciting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  2. verb act as a stimulant
    excite; stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates
  3. verb stir feelings in
    stir; excite; stimulate.
    • stimulate my appetite
    • excite the audience
    • stir emotions
  4. verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; agitate; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
  5. verb stimulate sexually
    turn on; arouse; excite; wind up; sex.
    • This movie usually arouses the male audience
  6. verb stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
    stir; shake up; excite; stimulate; shake.
    • These stories shook the community
    • the civil war shook the country
  7. verb raise to a higher energy level
    energise; excite; energize.
    • excite the atoms
  8. verb produce a magnetic field in
    • excite the neurons
  9. adjective creating or arousing excitement
    • an exciting account of her trip
  10. adjective satellite stimulating interest and discussion
    • an exciting novel

Ex*cit"ing adjective
  1. Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; as, exciting events; an exciting story. -- Ex*cit"ing*ly, adv.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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