unstirring

stirring

[stur-ing]
adjective
1.
rousing, exciting, or thrilling: a stirring speech.
2.
moving, active, bustling, or lively: a stirring business.
noun Usually, stirrings.
3.
a mental impulse, sensation, or feeling: stirrings of hope.
4.
a small movement: the best thing she could do was to pretend that her husband's nocturnal stirrings didn't wake her

Origin:
before 900; Middle English stiringe, Old English styriende. See stir1, -ing2

stirringly, adverb
unstirring, adjective
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stirring (ˈstɜːrɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  exciting the emotions; stimulating
2.  active, lively, or busy
 
'stirringly
 
adv

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stir
O.E. styrian, from P.Gmc. *sturjanan (cf. M.Du. stoeren, Du. storen "to disturb," O.H.G. storan "to scatter, destroy," Ger. stören "to disturb"), probably from the root of storm (q.v.). The noun sense of "commotion, disturbance, tumult" (late 14c., in phrase on steir)
is probably from O.N. styrr "disturbance, tumult" (see storm), from the same P.Gmc. root; the sense of "movement, bustle" is probably from the Eng. verb. Stir-fry (v.) is attested from 1959.
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