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uplifting

[ uhp-lif-ting ]
/ ʌpˈlɪf tɪŋ /
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adjective

inspirational; offering or providing hope, encouragement, salvation, etc.: an uplifting sermon.

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Origin of uplifting

First recorded in 1810–20; uplift + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for uplifting

uplifting
/ (ʌpˈlɪftɪŋ) /

adjective

acting to raise moral, spiritual, cultural, etc levels
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