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1. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] move an implement through.

Synonyms

  • paddle
  • displace
  • move

Antonyms

  • insentience
  • inanimateness
  • inanimate
  • fearlessness

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Stir

  • entrepreneur
  • restauranteur
  • restaurateur
  • transfer
  • saboteur
  • redifer
  • francoeur
  • connoisseur
  • reoccur
  • ramseur
  • prefer
  • monsieur
  • lefleur
  • lafleur
  • defleur
  • credeur
  • confer
  • concur
  • refer
  • recur
  • oclair
  • o'clair
  • mcgirr
  • mccur
  • liqueur
  • inter
  • infer
  • incur
  • esquer
  • dufur

How do you pronounce stir?

Pronounce stir as stər.

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Sentences with stir


1. Adjective
Hold a stir spoon in one hand the bowl containing the raw eggs in the other.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Put a cup of regular flour and a cup of salt into a bowl, and stir.

3. Verb, base form
Add 1/2 cup of cold to room temperature water, and stir thoroughly to remove any lumps.

Quotes about stir


1. Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one's reason; bad people stir one's imagination.
- Oscar Wilde

2. When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity... you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others
- Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

3. She is all the great heroines of the world in one. She is more than an individual. I love her, and I must make her love me. I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

2. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] move very slightly.

Synonyms

  • shift
  • budge
  • move

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • strengthen
  • anesthetize
  • cause to sleep

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] stir feelings in.

Synonyms

  • jerk off
  • jack off
  • sensitise
  • blow
  • whet
  • sensitize
  • fuck off
  • work
  • she-bop
  • excite
  • wank
  • go down on
  • disgust
  • thrill
  • repel
  • fellate
  • revolt
  • gross out
  • stimulate
  • masturbate
  • suck
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • desensitize
  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • dissuade

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • vibrate
  • sex
  • turn on
  • invigorate
  • provoke
  • pick up
  • enliven
  • titillate
  • wind up
  • lift up
  • elicit
  • fuel
  • invite
  • shake
  • enkindle
  • arouse
  • excite
  • frighten
  • animate
  • evoke
  • thrill
  • tickle
  • shake up
  • tempt
  • exalt
  • elate
  • raise
  • inspire
  • stimulate
  • intoxicate
  • affright
  • uplift
  • scare
  • fright

Antonyms

  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • discourage
  • stifle

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] affect emotionally.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • affect
  • get
  • move
  • touch

Antonyms

  • deteriorate
  • worsen
  • sell
  • displease

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic.

Synonyms

  • kick up
  • provoke
  • maledict
  • anathemize
  • conjure
  • bedamn
  • damn
  • put forward
  • create
  • arouse
  • evoke
  • call down
  • bring up
  • beshrew
  • curse
  • imprecate
  • bless
  • raise
  • make
  • anathemise
  • call forth
  • conjure up

Antonyms

  • bless
  • stay
  • deaden
  • sedate

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] mix or add by stirring.

Antonyms

  • switch off

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. stir

verb. ['ˈstɝː'] to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir".

Synonyms

  • arouse

Antonyms

  • wake
  • fall asleep

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. stir

noun. ['ˈstɝː'] a rapid active commotion.

Synonyms

  • hustle
  • rumpus
  • fuss
  • flurry
  • ruction
  • tumult
  • bustle
  • commotion
  • ruckus
  • din

Antonyms

  • hire
  • extinguish
  • heterosexual
  • bisexual

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. stir

noun. ['ˈstɝː'] emotional agitation and excitement.

Synonyms

  • sensation
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • homosexual
  • sexual
  • asexual

Etymology

  • styrian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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