Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stirring

2 senses of stirring

Sense 1
stirring -- (agitating a liquid with an implement; "constant stirring prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan")
       => agitation -- (the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously))

Sense 2
inspiration, stirring -- (arousing to a particular emotion or action)
       => arousal, rousing -- (the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions")

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 stirring

2 senses of stirring

Sense 1
rousing, stirring -- (capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; "a rousing sermon"; "stirring events such as wars and rescues")

INDIRECT (VIA stimulating) -> unstimulating, unexciting -- (not stimulating)

Sense 2
stirring, soul-stirring -- (exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions; "a stirring speech")

INDIRECT (VIA moving) -> unmoving -- (not arousing emotions)

Similarity of adj stirring

2 senses of stirring

Sense 1
rousing, stirring -- (capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; "a rousing sermon"; "stirring events such as wars and rescues")
       => stimulating (vs. unstimulating) -- (rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion")

Sense 2
stirring, soul-stirring -- (exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions; "a stirring speech")
       => moving (vs. unmoving) -- (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne)

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