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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

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  3. inspiration(noun)

    a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  5. inspiration, stirring(noun)

    arousing to a particular emotion or action

    Synonyms:
    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

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

Wiktionary

  1. inspiration(noun)

    Antonyms:
    expiration

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inspiration

    Synonyms:
    poesy, frenzy, impulse, revelation, intuition, afflatus

    Antonyms:
    study, elaboration, learning, acquirement, observation, education

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inspiration(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inhalation, breathing in

  2. inspiration(n.)

    Synonyms:
    afflatus, supernatural influence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inspiration(n)

    Synonyms:
    inhalation (breathing in), divine afflatus, theopneusty

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inspiration":

    breath, inspire, enlightenment

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How to use inspiration in a sentence?

  1. Clay Aiken:

    Working with children with autism has provided me with an opportunity to see the world in a different way. I see them strive to overcome obstacles and persevere, and learn to persevere myself. They are my inspiration.

  2. Nikki Tate:

    People have messaged me on Instagram saying I am a role model and inspiration, and thanking me for supporting conservation.

  3. Lucinda Williams:

    I can speak for most songwriters - those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that.

  4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

    The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.

  5. Alon Gorodetsky:

    You can draw inspiration from nature that has been developed over millions of years, giving us ideas we might not have been able to come up with otherwise.

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