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inspiring

adjective

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causing great emotional or mental stimulation
  • an inspiring idea for a national program in which young people would commit themselves to a year of community service

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inspiring

verb
present participle of inspire

Synonyms & Antonyms of inspiring (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to draw out (something hidden, latent, or reserved)
  • what inspired that comment?

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3 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding
  • great works of visual art can inspire us in ways that the written word often cannot

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The first known use of inspiring was in 1717

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“Inspiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inspiring. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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