Dictionary Results for stirring


1. stirring - noun

· agitating a liquid with an implement; "constant stirring prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan"

Hypernym(s): agitation




2. stirring - noun

· arousing to a particular emotion or action

Synonym(s): inspiration

Hypernym(s): arousal, rousing




3. stir - verb

· move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




4. stir - verb

· move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"

Synonym(s): shift, budge, agitate

Hypernym(s): move




5. stir - verb

· stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

Synonym(s): stimulate, excite

Hypernym(s): sensitize, sensitise




6. stir - verb

· stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

Synonym(s): stimulate, shake, shake_up, excite

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke




7. stir - verb

· affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

Synonym(s): touch

Hypernym(s): affect, impress, move, strike




8. stir - verb

· summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Synonym(s): raise, conjure, conjure_up, invoke, evoke, call_down, arouse, bring_up, put_forward, call_forth

Hypernym(s): call_up, summon




9. stir - verb

· to begin moving; "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Synonym(s): arouse

Hypernym(s): move




10. stir - verb

· mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough"

Hypernym(s): work




11. stirring - adjective

· capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; "a rousing sermon"; "stirring events such as wars and rescues"

Synonym(s): rousing




12. stirring - adjective

· exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions; "a stirring speech"

Synonym(s): soul-stirring





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