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English adjective: rousing

1. rousing capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement

SamplesA rousing sermon.
Stirring events such as wars and rescues.



Antonymsunexciting, unstimulating

2. rousing rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading

SamplesTossed a rousing political comment into the conversation.


Antonymsunprovocative, unprovoking

English noun: rousing

1. rousing (act) the act of arousing

SamplesThe purpose of art is the arousal of emotions.


Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)awakening, excitation, excitement, incitation, incitement, inflaming, inflammation, inspiration, stimulation, stirring, titillation, wakening, waking up

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