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Encouraging or arousing interest or enthusiasm.‘a rich and stimulating working environment’
thought-provoking, interesting, fascinating, inspiring, inspirational, lively, sparkling, entertaining, exhilarating, exciting, stirring, rousing, intriguing, stimulative, giving one food for thought, piquant, refreshingView synonyms
- ‘Again, for me, the '60s architectural movement, which was in the midst of my school days, could have been the most stimulating in my life.’
- ‘It aims to provide all the young people taking part with a high quality and stimulating experience in classes which will be both educational and enjoyable.’
- ‘A stimulating programme of indoor and outdoor activities has been arranged.’
- ‘Children benefit from a stimulating environment within the home based setting which recognises children's individual needs.’
- ‘Drug information provides a challenging and stimulating career path for nurses, scientists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.’
- ‘Moreover, his theories were unfailingly stimulating, even when they proved transient.’
- ‘In fact, this is one of those rare restaurants where the entrees are the most consistent and stimulating part of the menu.’
- ‘We have very stimulating conversations.’
- ‘The conference was stimulating, even provocative, and served to generate a debate that continued long after the conference had ended.’
- ‘Frankly, if I were old and ailing, I might want to stay in the thick of stimulating, new experiences.’
- ‘For those readers whose minds need solid fare, even in the summer, we found stimulating books by veteran journalists.’
- ‘Fahrenheit 9/11 is a rare beast - a documentary that is, in the most part, stimulating.’
- ‘All welcome to what promises to be an interesting and stimulating discussion.’
- ‘Most employers do not realise that grey walls and brown carpet tiles are not conducive to a stimulating work experience.’
- ‘Even the most devoted of undergraduates recognise that tutorials can be bland and uninspiring just as they can be challenging and stimulating.’
- ‘The dining room is a place where one wants to be relaxed when eating but also enjoy stimulating conversations when entertaining.’
- ‘"The best lessons are particularly lively and stimulating, with pupils responding with total concentration."’
- ‘Along with the intellectually stimulating discussions there will also be a healthy serving of live music, poetry and Hip-Hop performances.’
- ‘With over 30 contributors from the fields of art, literature and cultural studies, this stimulating volume provides a variety of approaches to viewing and understanding art.’
- ‘Thanks again to all the speakers for their stimulating presentations and to the audience for putting up with the sometimes crowded venue!’
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