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stirring (n.)

"a beginning to move," mid-14c., verbal noun from stir (v.). Figurative sense by late 14c. Related: Stirrings.

stirring (adj.)

late 15c., replacing sterand, from Old English styrend "in active motion; animated, rousing,"present-participle adjective from stir (v.). Related: Stirringly.

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Definitions of stirring
1
stirring (n.)
agitating a liquid with an implement;
constant stirring prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan
stirring (n.)
arousing to a particular emotion or action;
Synonyms: inspiration
2
stirring (adj.)
capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement;
stirring events such as wars and rescues
Synonyms: rousing
stirring (adj.)
exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions;
a stirring speech
Synonyms: soul-stirring
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