Origin of rousing
verb (used with object), roused, rous·ing.
verb (used without object), roused, rous·ing.
Origin of rouse1
Synonyms for rouse
Antonyms for rouse
Related Words for rousingzippy, enthusiastic, spirited, bouncy, lively, chirpy, busy, refreshing, brisk, alert, dashing, active, animated, stimulating, bustling, buzzing, astir, bright, buoyant, energetic
Examples from the Web for rousing
Contemporary Examples of rousing
Because it is not the rousing King we expect, we are disappointed.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece
October 16, 2014
But you must have gotten a sense of the rousing response Max was met with in the gay community.How 'The Mindy Project' Star Adam Pally Became Hollywood's Go-To 'Bro'
August 6, 2014
After “Who Gon Stop Me,” the two join each other onstage for a rousing rendition of “Otis,” the Otis Redding-sampling rap ballad.Jay Z and Kanye West Deliver the Mother of All Performances at SXSW
March 13, 2014
This is met by a rousing round of applause and knowing nods.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films
March 2, 2014
The rousing response to that from fans in attendance: who friggin cares?Britney Spears’s Vegas Show Is a Big Fat Hit, Obviously
December 28, 2013
Historical Examples of rousing
The boy, rousing for an instant, would lapse again into stupor.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
As she left for her state-room, a rousing cheer was heard from on deck.A Woman Intervenes
He was rousing the dissenters against the Church school of the estate.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
It is not only the existence of war that is rousing the conscience.Mountain Meditations
She was on the point of rousing Etienne and of carrying him there in her arms.L'Assommoir
Word Origin for rouse
Word Origin for rouse
mid-15c., intransitive probably from Anglo-French or Old French reuser, ruser, originally used in English of hawks shaking the feathers of the body, but like many hawking terms it is of obscure origin. Figurative meaning "to stir up, provoke to activity" is from 1580s; that of "awaken" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Roused; rousing.