from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exciting strong feelings, as of inspiration; rousing. See Synonyms at moving.
- adj. Active; lively.
- n. A slight motion or moving about: restless stirrings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. invigorating or inspiring
- v. Present participle of stir.
- n. An occasion on which something stirs or is stirred
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in business; habitually employed in some kind of business; accustomed to a busy life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Movement; motion; activity; effort; the act of moving or setting in motion.
- n. Temptation.
- n. In agriculture, the second tilth or fallow.
- n. Riot; commotion.
- Being in active motion; characterized by stir or activity; active; bustling; lively; vivacious; brisk: as, a stirring life; stirring times.
- Animating; rousing; awakening; stimulating; exciting; inspiriting: as, a stirring oration; a stirring march.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions
- n. agitating a liquid with an implement
- n. arousing to a particular emotion or action
- adj. capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement
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A properly made Christmas cake requires stirring, stirring, stirring, and when that includes particles of very different sizes - flour and sultanas - it is a harder task than mixing powders and crystals.
The news media were not invited, but the NRA says on its blog that Palin gave what it called a stirring speech on Second Amendment rights.
Next time, the Suits at Hoover might want to ask for more help from the propeller heads in stirring up interest.
Why do you think they are all such eager beavers in stirring up emotions?
He was beautiful and talked in stirring iridescence.
It's the demagogues who know exactly what they're doing in stirring up the ignorant and the hateful to oppose Rauf who are most chilling in their calculation.
Could this mean that the Republicans know they are not squeaky clean – It does seem that they are quite happy to say NO to everything and then sit back and begin stirring the pot once more.
You yourself Pete are outspoken with the harsh comments riding on the skirts of Michael's coffin stirring up stool to get your name out there for personal gain ... ramtruck2500
Respectable news organizations should not be peddling propaganda that supports the agenda of radical extremists who are only interested in stirring up hate and fomenting violence.
Begin stirring the boiling cherry water and add the cornstarch/water mix to it, little by little, stirring continuously.