AskDefine | Define rousing

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rousing adj
1 capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; "a rousing sermon"; "stirring events such as wars and rescues" [syn: stirring]
2 rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading; "tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation" n : the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions" [syn: arousal]

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  1. That rouses or rouse.
    rousing music


  1. present participle of rouse

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