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 for exciting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excite \Ex*cite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excited; p. pr. & vb.
     n. exciting.] [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move
     rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See
     1. To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to
        kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or
        general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the
        passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite
        heat by friction.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Physiol.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of
        an organism, or any of its parts.
     3. (Elec.) To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a
        magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. (Physics) To raise to a higher energy level; -- used
        especially of atoms or molecules, or of electrons within
        atoms or molecules; as, absorption of a photon excites the
        cesium atom, which subsequently radiates the excess
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
     Syn: To incite; awaken; animate; rouse or arouse; stimulate;
          inflame; irritate; provoke.
     Usage: To Excite, Incite. When we excite we rouse into
            action feelings which were less strong; when we incite
            we spur on or urge forward to a specific act or end.
            Demosthenes excited the passions of the Athenians
            against Philip, and thus incited the whole nation to
            unite in the war against him. Antony, by his speech
            over the body of C[ae]sar, so excited the feelings of
            the populace, that Brutus and his companions were
            compelled to flee from Rome; many however, were
            incited to join their standard, not only by love of
            liberty, but hopes of plunder.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exciting \Ex*cit"ing\, a.
     Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; as,
     exciting events; an exciting story. -- Ex*cit"ing*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]
     Exciting causes (Med.), those which immediately produce
        disease, or those which excite the action of predisposing
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of
             her trip" [ant: unexciting]
      2: stimulating interest and discussion; "an exciting novel"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "exciting":
     acceptable, adorable, agitating, agreeable, alluring, amazing,
     appealing, appetizing, ardent, arresting, astonishing, astounding,
     attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, breathtaking,
     burning, cajoling, captivating, catching, challenging, charged,
     charismatic, charming, cliff-hanging, coaxing, come-hither,
     coquettish, desirable, disquieting, distracting, disturbing,
     electric, electrifying, emphatic, enchanting, encouraging,
     energizing, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enthusiastic,
     enticing, entrancing, enviable, exhilarating, exhilarative, exotic,
     fascinating, fervent, fetching, fiery, flirtatious, galvanic,
     galvanizing, glamorous, glowing, heady, heart-expanding,
     heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, hypnotic,
     impassioned, impressive, inflammatory, inspiring, interesting,
     intoxicating, intriguing, invigorating, inviting, irresistible,
     jarring, jolting, juicy, likable, lively, lovable, maddening,
     mesmeric, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, mouth-watering, moving,
     overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, passionate,
     perturbing, piquant, pleasing, prepossessing, prompting,
     provocative, provoking, provoquant, racy, ravishing, readable,
     rich, rip-roaring, rousing, seducing, seductive, sensuous, sexy,
     siren, sirenic, soul-stirring, spellbinding, spellful, spicy,
     spirit-stirring, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative, stirring,
     striking, succulent, suspenseful, suspensive, taking, tantalizing,
     teasing, telling, tempting, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring,
     thought-provoking, thrilling, thrilly, tickling, titillating,
     titillative, to be desired, toothsome, troubling, unobjectionable,
     unsettling, upsetting, urgent, vehement, voluptuous, warm, winning,
     winsome, witching, worth having

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