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stirring

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of stirring

  1. 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 Synonyms breathtaking, charged, electric, electrifying, exhilarating, exhilarative, galvanic, galvanizing, hair-raising, heart-stopping, inspiring, intoxicating, kicky, mind-bending, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, rip-roaring, rousing, stimulating, exciting, thrillingRelated Words arresting, interesting, intriguing, provocative, tantalizing, titillating; absorbing, engrossing, gripping, riveting; moving, poignant, touching; enchanting, enthralling, fascinating, spellbinding; dynamic, energetic, high-voltage, kinetic, lively, lustyNear Antonyms boring, mind-numbing, tedious, tiresome; dreary, dull, humdrum, monotonous, uninterestingAntonyms unexciting

  2. 2 having the power to affect the feelings or sympathies a stirring rendition of the national anthem Synonyms affecting, emotional, impactful, impressive, poignant, moving, touchingRelated Words eloquent, expressive, meaningful, significant; demonstrative, excitable, feeling, passionate, responsive, sensitive; exciting, inspirational, provoking, rousing, stimulating; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); catharticNear Antonyms cold, cool, detached, dispassionate, emotionless; deadpanAntonyms unaffecting, unemotional, unimpressive

  3. 3 marked by much life, movement, or activity spring has arrived, and the meadow is stirring with life Synonyms aboil, abubble, abuzz, animated, astir, brisk, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, happening, hopping, humming, kinetic, lively, rousing, alive, thriving, vibrantRelated Words abounding, crowded, overflowing, populous, swarming, teeming, throngingAntonyms asleep, dead, inactive, lifeless, sleepy


stirring

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stirring

  1. 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 Synonyms motion, move, shift, shifting, stir, movementRelated Words dislocation, migration, relocation; locomotion, mobility, motility, motivity; fiddling, fidgeting, squirm, squirming, twitching, wriggling, writhing; flailing, flapping, wavingNear Antonyms immobility; inertia, inertness, stillness; cessation, discontinuance, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, pause, shutdown, shutoff, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationAntonyms motionlessness



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