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stirring

[ stur-ing ]
/ ˈstɜr ɪŋ /
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adjective
rousing, exciting, or thrilling: a stirring speech.
moving, active, bustling, or lively: a stirring business.
noun Usually stirrings .
a mental impulse, sensation, or feeling: stirrings of hope.
a small movement: the best thing she could do was to pretend that her husband's nocturnal stirrings didn't wake her
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Origin of stirring

before 900; Middle English stiringe,Old English styriende.See stir1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM stirring

stir·ring·ly, adverbun·stir·ring, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stirring

stirring
/ (ˈstɜːrɪŋ) /

adjective
exciting the emotions; stimulating
active, lively, or busy

Derived forms of stirring

stirringly, adverb
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