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Synonyms for inspiration
ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃənin·spi·ra·tion

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  1. inspirationnoun


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inspiration

    The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.

    ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal

    calculation, calmness, caution, coldness, deadness, dulness, indifference, lukewarmness, policy, prudence, timidity, wariness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inspiration

    poesy, frenzy, impulse, revelation, intuition, afflatus

    study, elaboration, learning, acquirement, observation, education

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspirationnoun

    arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

    divine guidance, breathing in, intake, aspiration, inhalation, brainchild, stirring

  2. inspiration, brainchildnoun

    a product of your creative thinking and work

    "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"

    breathing in, stirring, aspiration, inhalation, brainchild, divine guidance, intake

  3. inspirationnoun

    a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem

    divine guidance, breathing in, intake, aspiration, inhalation, brainchild, stirring

  4. divine guidance, inspirationnoun

    (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings

    "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"

    breathing in, stirring, aspiration, inhalation, brainchild, divine guidance, intake

  5. inspiration, stirringnoun

    arousing to a particular emotion or action

    breathing in, stirring, aspiration, inhalation, brainchild, divine guidance, intake

  6. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing innoun

    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

    breathing in, uptake, consumption, aspiration, inhalation, inhalant, brainchild, inlet, ambition, divine guidance, intake, ingestion, stirring, dream

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  1. inspirationnoun

    inhalation, breathing in

  2. inspirationnoun

    afflatus, supernatural influence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inspirationnoun

    inhalation (breathing in), divine afflatus, theopneusty

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inspiration":

    breath, inspire, enlightenment

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  1. Cecilie Fjellhøy:

    We’re still fighting, we’re not giving up. But it’s been so difficult to get justice. … I felt alone in this. But after hearing these stories from other women, we’re relying on each other for inspiration. We’ve met with each other, and we’ve been supporting each other. There’s sadness in this situation, but it’s been nice to see something positive, this friendship blossom.

  2. Marie Budev:

    Joyce Smith said. She had a second chance at life. She knew she had the second chance and she was lucky to have that. For much of her earlier life in Massachusetts, Mellady was hobbled by a mysterious lung condition. Then, in her late 30s, she tested positive foralpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder. The inherited condition predisposes people to lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the emphysema Mellady developed before her transplant. The condition is caused by a lack of a protein in the blood called alpha-1 antitrypsin, which protects the lungs from inflammation. When Melladys lungs were replaced in 2007, doctors at theCleveland Clinicsaid they were among the worst they had ever seen, functioning at 15 percent of capacity. Over the next 13 years, Mellady served as an inspiration for other patients about to undergo similar transplants, a source of support for their relatives and a wealth of information for doctors studying her condition. She ended up living more than twice as long on her new lungs as the average 6.3 years for lung transplant patients. Dr. Marie Budev, the medical director of Cleveland Clinics lung and heart-lung transplant program, oversaw Melladys care and said Marie Budev was the first person from the program who died of COVID-19 and second to test positive. In this December 2016 photo provided by Joyce Smith, Joanne Mellady and Joyce Smith dog Oscar sled down the driveway of Joyce Smith home in Washington, N.H. Mellady, who received a double lung transplant in 2007, died of the coronavirus on March 30, 2020. Joyce Smith was 67. That scared Budev because transplant recipients are seen as particularly vulnerable to the virus because of the drugs they take that suppress their immune systems, making them more susceptible to infections. Five other people who have had lungs transplanted by the clinic have been infected by the virus and one more has has died. Marie Budev said Melladys death was devastating because she had become a testament to the possibilities of how to live life to the fullest after receiving an organ transplant. Marie Budev knew this was a lease on life that Marie Budev had gotten, Marie Budev said. Mellady participated in several research projects in Boston related to Marie Budev condition and was active in groups looking for a cure for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and who supportedorgan donation. Marie Budev was just blooming with excitement to help others and help the field of medicine especially transplantation.

  3. Sam Pressler:

    To us (Bruni) is an inspiration; for the majority of Joe's life, he wasn't writing about his experiences, everyone here in the group has a story to tell.

  4. Lisa Blunt Rochester:

    Joe Biden wasnt afraid to be the only white lifeguard here, joe Biden never shied away. And so, to me, this pool is really representative of this man. ... This pool acts as an inspiration to us. He was basically saying, stay woke, before millenials were saying stay woke. And, thats the situation were in right now. And so, this pool is a representation of you. We love you. Thank you so much for all of your service.

  5. Bernard Arnault:

    With the passing of Karl Lagerfeld we have lost a creative genius who helped to make Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses, fashion and culture has lost a great inspiration.

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