be, look, seem, sound
become, get

The movie was just getting exciting when we had to leave.

make sth

to make the race more exciting for spectators

find sth

She found the idea terrifically exciting.

keep sth

It keeps my life exciting and challenging.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
enormously, especially, extraordinarily, immensely, incredibly, particularly, terribly, terrifically, tremendously, unbelievably, wildly, wonderfully
not overly (esp. AmE)

It wasn't an overly exciting moment.


the germ of a potentially exciting innovation

genuinely, truly

a genuinely exciting time to be studying computing


a book that is attractive and visually exciting

exciting new

an exciting new magazine

Exciting is used with these nouns: ↑adventure, ↑aspect, ↑challenge, ↑change, ↑climax, ↑contest, ↑development, ↑discovery, ↑enterprise, ↑episode, ↑film, ↑finale, ↑find, ↑finish, ↑football, ↑future, ↑holiday, ↑idea, ↑initiative, ↑life, ↑match, ↑news, ↑opportunity, ↑player, ↑possibility, ↑programme, ↑project, ↑prospect, ↑range, ↑sequence, ↑story, ↑thing, ↑venture

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