stirrings1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A stirring event, performance, or account of something makes people very excited or enthusiastic.
The Prime Minister made a stirring speech...
Stowe gives a stirring performance as a strong spirited female.
...a stirring account of the final months of the old regime.Syn:rousing
I feel a stirring of curiosity.
...the first stirrings of a sense of guilt.
English dictionary. 2008.