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


  1. of, relating to, or tending to arouse inspiration; inspiring
  2. resulting from inspiration; inspired
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Derived Formsinspirationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inspirational


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

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