Synonyms of rousing


1. arousal, rousing, change of state

usage: the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"


1. bestir, rouse, be active, move

usage: become active; "He finally bestirred himself"

2. rout out, drive out, force out, rouse, move, displace

usage: force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

3. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, disturb, upset, trouble

usage: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

4. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."


1. rousing, stirring, stimulating (vs. unstimulating)

usage: capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; "a rousing sermon"; "stirring events such as wars and rescues"

2. rousing, provocative (vs. unprovocative)

usage: rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading; "tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation"

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