Etymology
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rousing (adj.)

"having the power to excite or astonish," 1640s, present-participle adjective from rouse (v.).

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Definitions of rousing
1
rousing (adj.)
capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement;
a rousing sermon
Synonyms: stirring
rousing (adj.)
rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading;
tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation
2
rousing (n.)
the act of arousing;
Synonyms: arousal
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