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

  • 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.
  • Fickle.
  • 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.

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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