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stirring

[ stur-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF stirring

Synonyms for stirring

  • electrifying
  • emotional
  • exhilarating
  • gripping
  • heartbreaking
  • heartrending
  • inspirational
  • inspiring
  • touching
  • arousing
  • awakening
  • dynamic
  • motivating
  • provoking
  • stimulating
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STIRRING

The captain had told him to be back in an hour, and he felt that it was time for him to be stirring.

What I hear at night is the creaking of stairs, when I know that nobody ought to be stirring.

When Nicias had concluded his stirring appeal, the embarkation of the troops began.

This was done, and I was up and dressed before any other member of the family was stirring.

The liquor of oysters should never be thickened by stirring in flour.

The gravy will be improved by stirring into it a glass of port wine.

Pat them in salt and water for two days, stirring them frequently.

Then add the prunes one at a time, stirring the whole very hard.

Set it on hot coals, and simmer it slowly, stirring it all the time.

Cover it, and let it stand by the fire till it has dissolved, stirring it twice.

WORD ORIGIN

"a beginning to move," mid-14c., verbal noun from stir (v). Figurative sense by late 14c. Related: Stirrings.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STIRRING

affecting

adjectivemoving
  • arousing affect
  • poignant
  • stirring
  • touching

agitation

nounshaking, mixing
  • churning
  • commotion
  • discomposure
  • disturbance
  • rocking
  • stirring
  • tizzy
  • tossing
  • turbulence
  • turmoil
  • unrest
  • upheaval
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