Inspiration definition

ĭnspə-rāshən
Something, such as a sudden creative act or idea, that is inspired.

Had an inspiration and saw a way to solve the problem.

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An inspiring or being inspired mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.
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Divine guidance or influence exerted directly on a human mind or soul.
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A person or thing that moves the intellect or emotions or prompts action or invention.

Gandhi has been an inspiration to political reformers for decades.

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The inhalation of air into the lungs.
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A breathing in, as of air into the lungs; inhaling.
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(physiology, uncountable) The drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm, as part of the act of respiration.
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The definition of inspiration is a person or thing that excites or stimulates, or inhaling.

An example of inspiration is a documentary about Buddhism motivating someone to study about Buddhism.

An example of inspiration is breathing in through your nose and out your mouth.

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(theol.) A divine influence upon human beings, as that resulting in the writing of the Scriptures.
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A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
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The act of an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity. In this sense, it is generally followed by the adposition to or for.
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The act of drawing in, especially the inhalation of air into the lungs.
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The excitement of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.

A singer who found her inspiration in popular songs of the 1920s.

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An inspiring influence; any stimulus to creative thought or action.
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A person, object, or situation which quickens or stimulates an influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity.
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The condition of being so excited.

Sat down to write in a sudden burst of inspiration.

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A new idea, especially one which arises suddenly and is clever or creative.
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A prompting of something to be written or said.
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(countable) A breath, a single inhalation.
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The quality of being so excited, as manifested in something.

A painting full of inspiration.

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An inspired idea, action, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inspiration
Plural:
inspirations

Origin of inspiration

  • From Old French inspiration, from Late Latin īnspīrātiōnem (nominative: īnspīrātiō), from Latin īnspīrāta (past participle of inspīrō).

    From Wiktionary