Essential Meaning of inspiration
1 : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone Where does the inspiration for your art come from? His paintings take/draw their inspiration from nature. See More ExamplesHer early childhood provided (the) inspiration for her first novel. Her courage is a source of inspiration to us all. [=her courage makes us all want to be more courageous] Her most recent plays seem to lack inspiration. [=they are not very original or creative] divine inspiration [=inspiration that comes from God]
2 : a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something
3 : a good idea She had a sudden inspiration. They would have the party outdoors! Deciding to have the party outdoors was sheer inspiration.
Full Definition of inspiration
1 : an inspiring agent or influence
2a : the quality or state of being inspired
b : something that is inspired a scheme that was pure inspiration
3 : the act of drawing in specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs
4a : a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation
b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions
c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
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