Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to inspiration.
  • adj. Providing or intended to convey inspiration.
  • adj. Resulting from inspiration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the quality to inspire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to inspiration.
  • adj. Imparting inspiration{2}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to inspiration; partaking of inspiration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. imparting a divine influence on the mind and soul

Etymologies

inspiration +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Regardless, Wash's latest single is "I've Got You," which she describes as inspirational and uplifting, with a lean toward the pop genre.

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  • Barnett has written what he calls inspirational messages and paired them with Christian-themed images he purchased from a local artist.

    Jamaica Gleaner Online

  • This post is just plain inspirational to me – thank you.

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  • I would use the word inspirational, but that sounds too twee and fuzzy haloed.

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  • But one man who actually deserves the title of inspirational expert (not that he was daft enough to go near Oliver's show) is Sir David Attenborough, who last night presented Attenborough and the Giant Egg (BBC Two).

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Peters lives with cornerback Jordan Mabin, whom he terms an "inspirational tweeter."

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  • The Olympic athletes who give new meaning to the word inspirational Walcott and Co. prove teamwork is the key for England's World Cup hopes Southend all at sea: Should Tilson stay at the helm as his team flounder?

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  • Why the Springboks are the ONLY team in world rugby willing to test themselves Ridiculous Rafa: Liverpool's Premier League hopes are being ruined by Benitez The Olympic athletes who give new meaning to the word inspirational Walcott and Co. prove teamwork is the key for England's World Cup hopes Southend all at sea: Should Tilson stay at the helm as his team flounder?

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  • He was nothing if not "inspirational" - even his political enemies had to admit he was an impressive "performer", as the standing ovation demonstrated.

    Bright New Dawn

  • Even Simon Cowell said her performance was "inspirational" -- which was quite fitting considering the theme of the night was inspirational songs.

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