stirring

  • 1 Stirring — Stir ring, a. Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in business; habitually employed in some kind of business; accustomed to a busy life. [1913 Webster] A more stirring and intellectual age than any which had gone before it.… …

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  • 2 stirring — [stʉr′iŋ] adj. 1. active; busy 2. that stirs one s feelings; rousing [stirring music] stirringly adv …

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  • 3 stirring — index momentous, moving (evoking emotion), noteworthy, portentous (eliciting amazement), provocative, sapid, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 4 stirring — “a beginning to move,” mid 14c., verbal noun from STIR (Cf. stir) (v). Figurative sense by late 14c. Related: Stirrings …

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  • 5 stirring — [adj] moving, rousing arousing, awakening, dynamic, electrifying, emotional, exhilarating, gripping, heartbreaking, heartrending, inspirational, inspiring, motivating, provoking, stimulating, touching; concepts 529,537 …

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  • 6 stirring — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing great excitement or strong emotion; rousing. ► NOUN ▪ an initial sign of activity, movement, or emotion. DERIVATIVES stirringly adverb …

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  • 7 stirring — [[t]stɜ͟ːrɪŋ[/t]] stirrings 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A stirring event, performance, or account of something makes people very excited or enthusiastic. The Prime Minister made a stirring speech... Stowe gives a stirring performance as a strong… …

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  • 8 stirring — stir|ring1 [ˈstə:rıŋ] adj producing strong feelings or excitement in someone = ↑rousing ▪ a stirring speech ▪ stirring music >stirringly adv stirring 2 stirring2 n an early sign that something is starting to happen stirring of …

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  • 9 stirring — Synonyms and related words: active, afoot, agitating, alluring, ardent, astir, awe inspiring, breathtaking, burning, bustling, challenging, charged, cliff hanging, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, dramatic, driving, electric, emotional,… …

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  • 10 Stirring — Stir Stir, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stirred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stirring}.] [OE. stiren, steren, sturen, AS. styrian; probably akin to D. storen to disturb, G. st[ o]ren, OHG. st[=o]ren to scatter, destroy. [root]166.] 1. To change the place of in any …

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  • 11 stirring — stirringly, adv. /sterr ing/, adj. 1. rousing, exciting, or thrilling: a stirring speech. 2. moving, active, bustling, or lively: a stirring business. [bef. 900; ME stiringe, OE styriende. See STIR1, ING2] * * * …

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  • 12 stirring — adjective producing strong feelings or excitement in someone; rousing: stirring music | a stirring speech stirringly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 stirring — I. adjective Date: before 12th century 1. active, bustling 2. rousing, inspiring < a stirring speech > II. noun Date: 14th century a beginning of motion or activity ; movement often used in plural …

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  • 14 stirring — adj. Stirring is used with these nouns: ↑speech …

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  • 15 stirring — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stimuLating, lively, animating; see interesting . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. rousing, moving, exciting, stimulating, electrifying, exhilarating, inspiring, *mind blowing, dramatic, soul stirring. ANT.: boring,… …

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  • 16 stirring — stir·ring || stɜːrɪŋ adj. moving, rousing, exhilarating; lively, spirited n. act of making circular movements in a liquid with an object, agitating, mixing; rousing, moving stÉœr /stɜː n. stirring movement; movement, motion; disturbance,… …

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  • 17 stirring — adjective a stirring portrait of his life as a missionary Syn: exciting, thrilling, rousing, stimulating, moving, inspiring, inspirational, passionate, impassioned, emotional, heady Ant: boring, pedestrian …

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  • 18 stirring — /ˈstɜrɪŋ/ (say sterring) adjective 1. that stirs; moving, active, bustling, or lively. 2. rousing, exciting, or thrilling: a stirring speech. {stir1 + r + ing2} –stirringly, adverb …

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  • 19 stirring up — aktyvinimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Nuolatinis fizinės, psichinės ir praktinės veiklos motyvacijos intensyvinimas. kilmė lot. activus – veiklus atitikmenys: angl. making more active; stirring up vok. Aktivisierung, f… …

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  • 20 stirring — adj. 1 stimulating, exciting, rousing. 2 actively occupied (lead a stirring life). Derivatives: stirringly adv. Etymology: OE styrende (as STIR(1)) …

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