Synonyms of stimulating


1. stimulate, excite, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

usage: act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"

2. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

usage: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

3. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

4. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up, affect

usage: cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

5. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten, effect, effectuate, set up

usage: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

6. stimulate, excite, stir, sensitize, sensitise

usage: stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

7. provoke, stimulate, challenge

usage: provide the needed stimulus for


1. stimulating (vs. unstimulating), challenging, thought-provoking, exciting, piquant, salty, rousing, stirring, thrilling, exciting, interesting, invigorating, moving, stimulative

usage: rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion"

2. stimulant, stimulating, stimulative (vs. depressant)

usage: that stimulates; "stimulant phenomena"

3. exhilarating, stimulating, invigorating (vs. debilitating)

usage: making lively and cheerful; "the exhilarating effect of mountain air"

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