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Adjective: stirring  stur-ing
  1. Capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement
    "stirring events such as wars and rescues";
    - rousing
  2. Exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions
    "a stirring speech";
    - soul-stirring
Noun: stirring  stur-ing
  1. Agitating a liquid with an implement
    "constant stirring prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan"
  2. Arousing to a particular emotion or action
    - inspiration
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, scooch
  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"

Derived forms: stirrings

See also: barnstorming, moving, stimulating, stir up

Type of: affect, agitation, arousal, arouse, call up, displace, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, impress, kindle, move, provoke, raise, rousing, sensitise [Brit], sensitize, strike, summon, work

Encyclopedia: Stirring