Adjective "exhilarating" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪŋ//ɛɡˈzɪləreɪtɪŋ/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Making one feel very happy, animated, or elated; thrilling.
  1. 'The result is a strange display of exhilarating liberation paired with unsettling sordidness.'
  2. 'Experiencing the pace of change in China was exhilarating.'
  3. 'The sight of a 25 lb salmon racing past less than a metre away is exhilarating.'
  4. 'Reaching the summit was only one of several exhilarating moments Creedon experienced during the climb.'
  5. 'It is an exhilarating, high-kicking dance in 2/4 time.'
  6. 'Thirty exhilarating minutes later, we were at the ice camp.'
  7. 'Coupled with the latest digital technology, the result is dazzling imagery and exhilarating animation.'
  8. 'For most Africans, independence has meant more a desperate struggle for survival than an exhilarating path to development.'
  9. 'In their own way, such incidents stick in the memory as exhilarating adventures.'
  10. 'His voice was exhilarating, thrilling beyond any description.'

Definitions

1. to enliven; invigorate; stimulate: The cold weather exhilarated the walkers.

2. to make cheerful or merry.

More examples(as adjective)

"experiences can be exhilarating."

"days can be exhilarating."

"walks can be exhilarating."

"sailings can be exhilarating."

"people can be exhilarating."

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Origin

(exhilarate)