If you've ever been "roused" out of your sleep by someone, then you'll have no trouble seeing that rousing refers to anything that gets you going, up on your feet, energized.

There's nothing like a rousing tournament of Twister to get you off your butt and into the game. Cheerleaders and rock stars are in the business of creating rousing spectacles. They want their audiences to get up on their feet, clap their hands, and get on the bandwagon. A good drinking song, too, is rousing, inspiring folks to clink their glasses, sway back and forth, and, well, keep drinking. Beethoven was a master of music that was thoughtful one minute and rousing the very next.

Definitions of rousing
  1. adjective
    capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement
    “a rousing sermon”
    synonyms: stirring
    rousing or quickening activity or the senses
  2. adjective
    rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading
    “tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation”
    serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
  3. noun
    the act of arousing
    synonyms: arousal
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    awakening, wakening, waking up
    the act of waking
    excitation, excitement
    something that agitates and arouses
    incitation, incitement
    an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
    inflaming, inflammation
    arousal to violent emotion
    inspiration, stirring
    the act of arousing to a particular emotion or action
    the act of arousing an organism to action
    an agreeable arousal
    a signal to get up in the morning; in the military it is a bugle call at sunrise
    chiller, hair-raiser
    excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones
    something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
    galvanisation, galvanization
    stimulation that arouses a person to lively action
    type of:
    change of state
    the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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