Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: stirred  sturd
  1. Being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
    "too stirred to speak";
    - moved, affected, touched
     
  2. Emotionally aroused
    - stimulated, stirred up, aroused
     
  3. Set into a usually circular motion in order to mix or blend
Verb: stir (stirred,stirring)  stur
  1. Move an implement through
    "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"
     
  2. Move very slightly
    "He stirred in his seat";
    - shift, budge, agitate
     
  3. Arouse feelings in
    "stir emotions";
    - stimulate, excite
     
  4. Excite the feelings or emotions of; disturb the peace of
    "These stories stirred the community";
    - stimulate, shake, shake up, excite
     
  5. Affect emotionally
    "A stirring movie";
    - touch
     
  6. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "stir the spectre of unemployment";
    - raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
     
  7. To begin moving
    "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir";
    - arouse
     
  8. Mix or add by stirring
    "Stir nuts into the dough"

See also: affected, agitated, emotional, excited, sick, stir up, wrought-up

Type of: affect, arouse, create, displace, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, impress, kindle, make, move, provoke, raise, sensitise [Brit], sensitize, strike, work

Encyclopedia: Stirred

Stir