inspirational

[ in-spuh-rey-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

imparting inspiration.
under the influence of inspiration; inspired.
of or relating to inspiration.

Nearby words

  1. inspectorial,
  2. inspersion,
  3. insphere,
  4. inspirable,
  5. inspiration,
  6. inspirator,
  7. inspiratory,
  8. inspiratory capacity,
  9. inspiratory reserve volume,
  10. inspiratory stridor

Origin of inspirational

First recorded in 1830–40; inspiration + -al1

Related formsin·spi·ra·tion·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·in·spi·ra·tion·al, adjectivequa·si-in·spi·ra·tion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for inspirational

inspirational

/ (ˌɪnspɪˈreɪʃənəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or tending to arouse inspiration; inspiring
resulting from inspiration; inspired
Derived Formsinspirationally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inspirational

inspirational

adj.

1839, "influenced by inspiration;" 1884, "tending to inspire;" see inspiration + -al (1).

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