From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexcitingex‧cit‧ing /ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ/ ●●● S2 W3 adjective EXCITEDmaking you feel excited an exciting discovery ‘Julia and Paul are getting married!’ ‘Oh, how exciting!’ I’ve got some very exciting news for you. Let’s do something exciting. Melanie finds her work exciting and rewarding.exciting opportunity/possibility/prospect etc exciting job opportunities —excitingly adverb the most excitingly original movie of the yearCOLLOCATIONSnounsan exciting opportunityThe job offers an exciting career opportunity for the right individual.an exciting possibilityPenny allowed herself to consider the exciting possibility that Jack might be at the party.an exciting timeIt was the most exciting time of my life.an exciting development (=a change that makes a product, situation etc better)This exciting development could mark the end of the long-running conflict.an exciting prospect (=an event in the future, about which you feel excited)For the team, there’s the exciting prospect of travelling to many major cities.an exciting prospect (=a person who has a good chance of success in the future)His pace and skill mark him as one of the most exciting prospects in Super League.verbsfind something excitingHe found it very exciting to ride a horse at such speed and jump over large obstacles.adverbssexually excitingThe images are sexually exciting.phrasesnew and excitingThe theme park has many new and exciting rides.an exciting new somethingThere are many exciting new developments in cancer research. THESAURUSthrilling /ˈθrɪlɪŋ/ very excitinggripping a gripping film, story etc is very exciting and interestingdramatic used about something that is exciting to watch or hear about as it happensthe dramatic events of the past weekexhilarating /ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪŋ/ making you feel happy, excited, and full of energyan exhilarating ridenail-biting very exciting, especially because you do not know what is going to happen nexta nail-biting finish
Examples from the Corpusexciting• The other paintings are by Peter Keck of 1705, and offer nothing very exciting.• Stuart found life in Paris exciting.• You're going to India? How exciting!• He recalled Marion, slender and exciting.• The cultural stereotype of cattle stealing as an exciting, adventurous activity may also have contributed to its acceptance.• By choosing a career in advertising or public relations you will be in this complex and exciting business of communication.• Hockey is a fast, exciting game to watch.• I've got some exciting news for you.• Ironically, this means that the most exciting objects for play are also the simplest and the cheapest.• The response above would mean that the pupil found using computers in school very exciting, quite interesting and useless for girls.• an exciting story• It must have been so exciting to watch the first men land on the moon.exciting opportunity/possibility/prospect etc• He has always looked a chaser and his unexpected achievements over flimsy flights of timber make him a most exciting prospect.• We really see it as an exciting opportunity.• This is an exciting prospect as future policy could depend on how the eight perform at Cologne and Essen.• Sustainable development investments represented a variety of exciting prospects, but there were still relatively few practical opportunities for investment.• Another exciting prospect for future power generation is terrestrial fusion power.• The derby was an exciting prospect for the fliers.• Perhaps the most exciting possibility... is the extension of this type of work to other systems besides sensory.• With more recent gardens, there are exciting possibilities of restoring them to their original appearance.