Synonyms for (noun) stir

Synonyms: stir, ado, hustle, bustle, fuss, flurry

Definition: a rapid active commotion

Similar words: tumult, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, commotion, din

Definition: the act of making a noisy disturbance


Synonyms: stir

Definition: emotional agitation and excitement

Similar words: agitation

Definition: the feeling of being agitated; not calm


Synonyms: stir, splash

Definition: a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

Usage: he made a great splash and then disappeared

Similar words: disruption, disturbance, to-do, commotion, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle

Definition: a disorderly outburst or tumult

Usage: they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Synonyms for (verb) stir

Synonyms: stir

Definition: mix or add by stirring

Usage: Stir nuts into the dough

Similar words: work

Definition: move into or onto

Usage: work the raisins into the dough; the student worked a few jokes into his presentation; work the body onto the flatbed truck


Synonyms: bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, raise, evoke, stir

Definition: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Usage: raise the specter of unemployment; he conjured wild birds in the air; call down the spirits from the mountain

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up

Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy


Synonyms: touch, stir

Definition: affect emotionally

Usage: A stirring movie; I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

Similar words: affect, strike, move, impress

Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Usage: This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd


Synonyms: budge, shift, stir, agitate

Definition: move very slightly

Usage: He shifted in his seat

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: arouse, stir

Definition: to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: stir

Definition: move an implement through

Usage: stir the soup; stir my drink; stir the soil

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: stimulate, stir, excite

Definition: stir feelings in

Usage: stimulate my appetite; excite the audience; stir emotions

Similar words: sensitise, sensitize

Definition: cause to sense; make sensitive

Usage: She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society; My tongue became sensitized to good wine