Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rousing

adjective

Simple Definition of rousing

  • : done or said with great enthusiasm or excitement

  • : causing great emotion, excitement, or enthusiasm

  • : unusually good

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rousing

  1. 1 a :  giving rise to excitement :  stirring <a rousing speech> b :  brisk, lively

  2. 2 :  exceptional, superlative <a rousing success>

rousingly adverb

Examples of rousing in a sentence

  1. She was met with a rousing reception.

  2. <a rousing rendition of our national anthem>



1640

First Known Use of rousing

1640

Rhymes with rousing



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rousing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce perplex soothe disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ