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rousing

[ rou-zing ]
/ ˈraʊ zɪŋ /
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adjective
exciting; stirring: a rousing song.
active or vigorous: a rousing campaign.
brisk; lively: a rousing business.
exceptional; extraordinary: a rousing lie.
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Origin of rousing

First recorded in 1635–45; rouse1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM rousing

rous·ing·ly, adverbnon·rous·ing, adjectiveun·rous·ing, adjective
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How to use rousing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rousing

rousing
/ (ˈraʊzɪŋ) /

adjective
tending to rouse or excite; lively, brisk, or vigorousa rousing chorus

Derived forms of rousing

rousingly, adverb
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