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Definition of "inspired" []

  • Of such surpassing brilliance or excellence as to suggest divine inspiration: an inspired musician; an inspired performance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inspired" in a sentence
  • ""The Prayer Book isn't inspired, I know," said an old coast-guardsman some years ago to a friend of mine, "but, sure and certain, _'tis as bad as inspired_!""
  • "Throughout 2004, before thousands took to the streets in November and December to protest a stolen election, the phrase inspired a democratic youth organization, a website and a song."
  • "The phrase "inspired by a true story" affixes itself to novels like a warning label: Beware sententious moralizing."