Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb excite

8 senses of excite

Sense 1
excite -- (arouse or elicit a feeling)
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 2
stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 3
stimulate, excite, stir -- (stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions")
       => sensitize, sensitise -- (cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine")

Sense 4
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up -- (cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks")
       => disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")

Sense 5
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up -- (stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Sense 6
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 7
excite, energize, energise -- (raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 8
excite -- (produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj exciting

2 senses of exciting

Sense 1
exciting (vs. unexciting) -- (creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip")

unexciting (vs. exciting) -- (not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life")
        => commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous -- (not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines")
        => uninspired -- (having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement; "the production was professional but uninspired")
        => tame -- (flat and uninspiring)

Sense 2
exciting -- (stimulating interest and discussion; "an exciting novel")

INDIRECT (VIA stimulating) -> unstimulating, unexciting -- (not stimulating)

Similarity of adj exciting

2 senses of exciting

Sense 1
exciting (vs. unexciting) -- (creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip")
       => breathless, breathtaking -- (tending to cause suspension of regular breathing; "a breathless flight"; "breathtaking adventure")
       => elating, exhilarating -- (making lively and joyful)
       => electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising -- (affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling; "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale")
       => electrifying, thrilling -- (causing a surge of emotion or excitement; "she gave an electrifying performance"; "a thrilling performer to watch")
       => glamorous, glamourous -- (having an air of allure, romance and excitement; "glamorous movie stars")
       => heady, intoxicating -- (extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic)
       => titillating -- (pleasantly and superficially exciting)
       => tickling, tingling, titillating -- (exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements)
          Also See-> interesting#1; provocative#1; sexy#1; stimulating#1

Sense 2
exciting -- (stimulating interest and discussion; "an exciting novel")
       => stimulating (vs. unstimulating) -- (rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion")

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