Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stir

8 senses of stir

Sense 1
stir -- (move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
stir, shift, budge, agitate -- (move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
stimulate, excite, stir -- (stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions")
       => sensitize, sensitise -- (cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine")

Sense 4
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")
          Phrasal Verb-> stir up#1

Sense 5
touch, stir -- (affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")
          Phrasal Verb-> stir up#2

Sense 6
raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth -- (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")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 7
arouse, stir -- (to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 8
stir -- (mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough")
       => work -- (move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck")

Antonyms of adj stirred

3 senses of stirred

Sense 1
moved (predicate) (vs. unmoved), affected, stirred, touched -- (being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")


Sense 2
stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused -- (emotionally aroused)

INDIRECT (VIA excited) -> unexcited -- (not excited; "made an unexcited appraisal of the situation")

Sense 3
stirred -- (set into a usually circular motion in order to mix or blend)

INDIRECT (VIA agitated) -> unagitated -- (not physically disturbed or set in motion)

Similarity of adj stirred

3 senses of stirred

Sense 1
moved (predicate) (vs. unmoved), affected, stirred, touched -- (being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")
       => sick -- (deeply affected by a strong feeling; "sat completely still, sick with envy"; "she was sick with longing")
          Also See-> affected#1; emotional#2

Sense 2
stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused -- (emotionally aroused)
       => excited (vs. unexcited) -- (in an aroused state)

Sense 3
stirred -- (set into a usually circular motion in order to mix or blend)
       => agitated (vs. unagitated) -- (physically disturbed or set in motion; "the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled")

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