Synonyms for Stimulating:

adj.

amusing (adjective)
fun, diverting, playful, delightful, pleasing, Distracting, Light-hearted, recreational, beguiling, amusing, jolly, merry, frivolous, refreshing, charming, relaxing, enthralling, rollicking, hilarious, entertaining, jocular.
exciting (adjective)
inspiring, challenging, thrilling, invigorating, moving, bracing, interesting, exhilarating, stirring, rousing, electrifying, thought-provoking, gripping, Arousing, energizing.
interesting (adjective)
intriguing.
persuasive (adjective)
inducing.

n.

healing, essential, therapeutic, healthy, wholesome, well-balanced, beneficial, good, sensible. quickening, excite, Vivifying, vitalizing. restorative, Exhilarant, bracing, help, Innerving, Roborant, tonic, intoxicating. interesting (noun)
interesting, newsworthy, alive, fascinating, original, spellbinding, intriguing, gripping.
intriguing (noun)
high-spirited, strengthening, warming, enjoyable, energetic, bracing, health-building, inspiriting, intoxicating, tonic, keen, sharp, evocative, Vivifying.
stimulating (noun)
salty, stirring, stimulant, thought-provoking, exciting, exhilarating, piquant, invigorating, thrilling, rousing, challenging.

v.

amusing (verb)
Delighting, lightening.
compelling (verb)
nagging, daunting, Dictating, intimidating, pressing, Bulldozing, compelling, propelling, galvanizing, bullying, stressing, pushing, Coercing, urging, sparking, Dragooning, impelling, mandating, goading, obliging, driving, pressuring, hijacking, causing, motivating, Browbeating, Inciting, Fomenting.
exciting (verb)
exciting, firing, exhilarating, inflaming, animating, disquieting, electrifying, disturbing, Arousing, energizing, agitating.
invigorating (verb)
bracing.
motivating (verb)
moving, catapulting, jerking, encouraging, launching, hurling, Instigating, Punching, inducing, jogging, enticing, Shoving, fermenting, jostling, hastening, Bumping, Magnetizing, slinging, triggering, Throwing, shooting, Forcing, Lobbing, thrusting, knocking, poking, hurtling, Ramming, heaving, provoking, Flinging, prodding, inspiring, striking, prompting, pitching, jolting, Nudging.
refreshing (verb)
Freshening, recovering, recharging, Restoring, enlivening, Recuperating, reinvigorating, Resuscitating, invigorating, rejuvenating, renewing, rallying, recouping.

Other synonyms:

Vivifying, Exhilarant, intoxicating, Innerving, quickening, Roborant, vitalizing. restorative. absorbing
interesting.

Usage examples for stimulating

  1. Rest, stimulating leg washes and bandages may temporarily remove the latter. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. Common animal- manures are good for young vines, and in preparing the soil, but are rather too stimulating for bearing vines, often injuring the fruit. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  3. The figures which Warburton had before him were decidedly stimulating they made a very pleasant contrast to the balance- sheets with which he had recently had to deal. – Will Warburton by George Gissing