arousing

adjective arous·ing \ ə-ˈrau̇-ziŋ \

Definition of arousing

:causing stimulation to a state of excitement; especially :sexually exciting
  • sexually arousing materials
  • He found the smell of her perfume arousing.
  • —Irvine Welsh
  • The strip was called Male Call, and it featured the most arousing woman of my young life: Miss Lace.
  • —Pete Hamill

arousingly

adverb
    • … Frischmann's lyrics are still arousingly sexy and smart.
    • —Dan Aquilante

First Known Use of arousing

1948



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