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

  • adj. Tending to arouse or exalt: an inspiring eulogy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Providing inspiration; encouraging; stimulating.
  • v. Present participle of inspire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Animating; cheering; moving; exhilarating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inspiration.

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

  • adj. stimulating or exalting to the spirit


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  • My adjectival uses: 'That was an inspiring event. She is an inspiring person.'

    August 22, 2011