Inspiration

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Pronunciation

in-spuh-rey-shuhn

Noun

1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: "I cannot write poetry without inspiration".

2. something inspired, as an idea.

3. a result of inspired activity.

4. a thing or person that inspires.

5. Theology.

a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.

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6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.

7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.

Origin

1275–1325; ME inspiracio(u)n < LL inspīrātiōn- (s. of inspīrātiō). See inspire, -ation

Synonyms

1. stimulus, incitement.