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Definition of "rousing" []

  • Inducing enthusiasm or excitement; stirring: a rousing sermon. (adjective)
  • Lively; vigorous: a rousing march tune. (adjective)
  • Used as an intensive: a rousing lie. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rousing" in a sentence
  • "Leila Abu Saba posts a statement by Israeli activist, Shulamit Aloni, read at the Saturday Gaza protest, which she described as a rousing speech."
  • "Anyone who can preach what you call rousing sermons is considered"
  • "Nor could he wait the hour designated; for he was fifteen minutes ahead of time in rousing his guest."