from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to enliven, motivate, or exalt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inspiration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Animating; cheering; moving; exhilarating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Providing inspiration; encouraging; stimulating.
  • verb Present participle of inspire.

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

  • adjective 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