Definition of Stirring

1. Noun. Agitating a liquid with an implement. "Constant stirring prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan"

Generic synonyms: Agitation



2. Adjective. Capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement. "Stirring events such as wars and rescues"
Exact synonyms: Rousing
Similar to: Stimulating

3. Noun. Arousing to a particular emotion or action.
Exact synonyms: Inspiration
Generic synonyms: Arousal, Rousing
Derivative terms: Stir

4. Adjective. Exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions. "A stirring speech"
Exact synonyms: Soul-stirring
Similar to: Moving

Definition of Stirring

1. a. Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in business; habitually employed in some kind of business; accustomed to a busy life.

Definition of Stirring

1. Adjective. invigorating or inspiring ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of stir) ¹

3. Noun. (context: gerund of stir) An occasion on which something stirs or is stirred ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stirring

1. a beginning of motion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stirring

stirps
stirra
stirrage
stirrah
stirrahs
stirras
stirre
stirred
stirred(p)
stirred up
stirrer
stirrers
stirres
stirrest
stirreth
stirring (current term)
stirring up
stirringly
stirrings
stirrup
stirrup bone
stirrup cup
stirrup iron
stirrup pump
stirrups
stirs
stirs up
stishie
stishies
stishovite

Literary usage of Stirring

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1910)
"By this means, and by piling on wood and stirring now with pokers and now with iron rods, the curdled mass rapidly began to liquefy. ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"At the same time I kept stirring up the channels, and sent men upon the roof ... By this means, and by piling on wood and stirring now with pokers and now ..."

3. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"A fountain gets muddy with but little stirring up, and does not get clear by our meddling with it but by our leaving it alone. ..."

4. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1903)
"XI "THE stirring OF THE POWERS" K;BECCA'S visit to Milltown was all that her glowing fancy had painted it, except that recent readings about Rome and Venice ..."

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