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stirring

adjective

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1 causing great emotional or mental stimulation
  • the message of brotherhood in Martin Luther King's stirring "I Have a Dream" speech still resonates today

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2 having the power to affect the feelings or sympathies
  • a stirring rendition of the national anthem

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3 marked by much life, movement, or activity
  • spring has arrived, and the meadow is stirring with life

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stirring

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of stirring (Entry 2 of 3)

the act or an instance of changing position
  • I thought I detected a slight stirring of the leaves, and yet there wasn't a breath of wind

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stirring

verb
present participle of stir

Synonyms & Antonyms of stirring (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly
  • the recipe says to stir the mixture carefully until it's properly blended

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2 to change one's position
  • the cat stirred, then opened its eyes and slowly got to its feet

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The first known use of stirring was before the 12th century

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“Stirring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stirring. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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