Definition of Rousing

1. Noun. The act of arousing. "The purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"




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

3. Adjective. Rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading. "Tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation"
Similar to: Provocative

Definition of Rousing

1. a. Having power to awaken or excite; exciting.

Definition of Rousing

1. Adjective. That rouses or excites ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of rouse) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rousing

1. rouse [v] - See also: rouse

Rousing Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rousing

rouping
roupit
roups
roupy
rousant
rouse
rouseabout
rouseabouts
roused
rouseite
rouser
rousers
rouses
rousing (current term)
rousingly
rousseaus
roussette
roust
roustabout
roustabouts
rousted
rouster
rousters
rousting
rousts
rout
rout out
rout up

Literary usage of Rousing

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

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"A rousing whid at times to vend [vA6] 'Sin' I began to nick the thread, . ... [Violence] rousing elate in these degenerate times ; On Death o/R. Dundas. ..."

2. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"Spanish River Scenery—Trail of Crow Indians—A rousing Fire and a Buffalo Feast—Climbing a ... rousing ..."

3. King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain by Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthony Allaire (1881)
"Three rousing Cheers for the Great Victory.— Colonel Williams' Shot—an Exciting Scene.—Conflicting Stories of his Fatal Charge. ..."

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