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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
active, afoot, agitating, alluring, ardent, astir, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, burning, bustling, challenging, charged, cliff-hanging, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, dramatic, driving, electric, emotional, emotive, emphatic, encouraging, energizing, enthusiastic, eventful, evocative, exciting, exhilarating, exhilarative, fervent, fiery, full of incident, galvanic, galvanizing, glowing, gripping, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, impassioned, impelling, impressive, in full swing, in motion, inflammatory, inspiring, inspiriting, intoxicating, inviting, jarring, jolting, maddening, melodramatic, mind-blowing, mobile, momentous, motile, motivational, motive, motor, move, movement, moving, on foot, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, passionate, perturbing, phenomenal, piquant, prompting, propellant, propelling, provocative, provoking, ravishing, rousing, soul-stirring, spirit-stirring, spirited, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative, stir, striking, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, telling, thrilling, thrilly, transitional, traveling, troubling, unsettling, upsetting, urgent, vehement, warm
Dictionary Results for stirring:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
stirring
    adj 1: capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; "a rousing
           sermon"; "stirring events such as wars and rescues" [syn:
           rousing, stirring]
    2: exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions; "a stirring
       speech" [syn: stirring, soul-stirring]
    n 1: agitating a liquid with an implement; "constant stirring
         prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan"
    2: arousing to a particular emotion or action [syn:
       inspiration, stirring]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Stir \Stir\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stirred; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Stirring.] [OE. stiren, steren, sturen, AS. styrian;
   probably akin to D. storen to disturb, G. st["o]ren, OHG.
   st[=o]ren to scatter, destroy. [root]166.]
   1. To change the place of in any manner; to move.
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            My foot I had never yet in five days been able to
            stir.                                 --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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   2. To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as
      of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate;
      as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.
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            My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred.
                                                  --Shak.
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   3. To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
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            Stir not questions of jurisdiction.   --Bacon.
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   4. To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt;
      to excite. "To stir men to devotion." --Chaucer.
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            An Ate, stirring him to blood and strife. --Shak.
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            And for her sake some mutiny will stir. --Dryden.
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   Note: In all senses except the first, stir is often followed
         by up with an intensive effect; as, to stir up fire; to
         stir up sedition.
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   Syn: To move; incite; awaken; rouse; animate; stimulate;
        excite; provoke.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Stirring \Stir"ring\, a.
   Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in
   business; habitually employed in some kind of business;
   accustomed to a busy life.
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         A more stirring and intellectual age than any which had
         gone before it.                          --Southey.
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   Syn: Animating; arousing; awakening; stimulating; quickening;
        exciting.
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