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Definition 1: the act of arousing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rousing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions

Synonyms for rousing in the sense of this definition

(rousing is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of rousing ) the act of waking

"it was an early awakening" "it was the waking up he hated most"

(... is a kind of rousing ) something that agitates and arouses

"he looked forward to the excitements of the day"

(... is a kind of rousing ) an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating

"the incitement of mutiny"

(... is a kind of rousing ) arousal to violent emotion

(... is a kind of rousing ) arousing to a particular emotion or action

(... is a kind of rousing ) the act of arousing an organism to action

(... is a kind of rousing ) an agreeable arousal

Definition 2: rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rousing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation

(rousing is similar to ...) serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy

"a provocative remark" "a provocative smile" "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"

Definition 3: capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rousing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rousing sermon
  • stirring events such as wars and rescues

Synonyms for rousing in the sense of this definition

(rousing is similar to ...) rousing or quickening activity or the senses

"a stimulating discussion"

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