When something is exciting, it is full of activity and gets your blood pumping. Anything causing excitement is exciting.

If your heart is racing and you’re thrilled, exhilarated, or jumping up and down with anticipation, something must be exciting. Different people find different things exciting. A close football game is exciting for fans. Being in love is exciting for just about anyone. Learning something new, whether French or juggling, is exciting. An action movie is supposed to be exciting — if it's not, it must not be very good. When you have exciting news, you can't wait to share it.

Definitions of exciting

adj creating or arousing excitement

“an exciting account of her trip”
breathless, breathtaking
tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
elating, exhilarating
making lively and joyful
electric, galvanic, galvanising, galvanizing
affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling
electrifying, thrilling
causing a surge of emotion or excitement
glamorous, glamourous
having an air of allure, romance and excitement
heady, intoxicating
extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
pleasantly and superficially exciting
tickling, tingling, titillating
exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements
arousing or holding the attention
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
rousing or quickening activity or the senses
not exciting
commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous
not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement
flat and uninspiring
arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
unprovocative, unprovoking
not provocative
unexciting, unstimulating
not stimulating
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adj stimulating interest and discussion

“an exciting novel”
rousing or quickening activity or the senses

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