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adjective as in stimulating

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One of the animating slogans of the protests in Ferguson has been "Black Lives Matter."

But it is the disgust with both major parties that seems to be animating many of their new voters.

This has been the animating spirit behind Lincoln, which was read as an implicit jab at Obama.

This was, after all, allegedly the animating idea behind the Tea Party protests that first popped up five years ago.

The animating principle of today's GOP is relentless animus toward the president.

I am not looking at it now from the point of view of its spiritual faculties, but only as force animating the human being.

The great room slowly cleared; the precise and animating music of a gavotte came sharply across the laughter and talk.

The fundamental difference was that the sentiment animating them was not love, but fear: propitiation rather than adoration.

With such feelings animating both sides, it was quite evident that the result would have to be decided on the field of battle.

The language should be appropriate to the emotions supposed to be animating the character who is speaking.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to animating, such as: enlivening, exhilarating, invigorating, quickening, rousing, and spiriting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.