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Synonyms for inspiration
ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspiration(noun)

    arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

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

  2. inspiration, brainchild(noun)

    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. inspiration(noun)

    a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem

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

  4. divine guidance, inspiration(noun)

    (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, stirring(noun)

    arousing to a particular emotion or action

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

  6. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)

    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


  1. inspiration(noun)


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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inspiration(n.)

    inhalation, breathing in

  2. inspiration(n.)

    afflatus, supernatural influence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inspiration(n)

    inhalation (breathing in), divine afflatus, theopneusty

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    breath, inspire, enlightenment

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  1. Lindsey Vonn:

    Tiger and I both went through rehab with our injuries at a similar time, so we were both in the gym together and pushing each other and motivating each other, both frustrated, i think we both helped each other a lot through that time, and I drew a lot of inspiration from him and I think he does the same with me.

  2. Alka Menon:

    With the rise of social media, who can be an influencer or celebrity is expanded, so there's a potential proliferation of beauty ideals with social media, but given that we don't always know what's behind Instagram editing algorithms, relying on social media filters for surgical inspiration can run into the limits of what is possible or desirable to do with the human body and reinforce damaging stereotypes about what is beautiful.

  3. Eric A. Burns, Gossamer Commons, 08-12-05:

    Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.

  4. Gina Harrow:

    When I took the position, we were only offering services at Walter Reed and Fort Campbell. In the two years I’ve been there, we have expanded to Southern California, Northern California, eastern Tenn., central Ky., San Antonio, Texas, and Fort Belvoir, Va., we have created a private fitness group that offers caregivers a place of inspiration and motivation to help with healthy lifestyle options, healthy recipes, and fitness routines.

  5. Alex Noble:

    Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else

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