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inspirational

[ in-spuh-rey-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃə nl /
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adjective
imparting inspiration.
under the influence of inspiration; inspired.
of or relating to inspiration.
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Origin of inspirational

First recorded in 1830–40; inspiration + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM inspirational

in·spi·ra·tion·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·in·spi·ra·tion·al, adjectivequa·si-in·spi·ra·tion·al, adjective
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How to use inspirational in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inspirational

inspirational
/ (ˌɪnspɪˈreɪʃənəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or tending to arouse inspiration; inspiring
resulting from inspiration; inspired

Derived forms of inspirational

inspirationally, adverb
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