Definition of inspired in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈspī(ə)rd/


1Of extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse: they had to thank the goalie for some inspired saves
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  • Somebody in the US government is going to have to make an inspired guess, and the country will have to live with it for a very long time to come.
  • You also have to guess the speed rating of the film in most instances, with the ASA value being an inspired guess by the manufacturer.
  • Although it was an inspired guess, I'm afraid we can tell you it's incorrect.
1.1(Of a person) exhibiting a creative impulse in the activity specified: she was an inspired gardener
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  • She was an inspired gardener who wrote like an angel, but she was elitist to her fingernails.
  • A gifted comic and an inspired character actor, Shortt stared in Paddy Breanacht's new film, Man About Dog and played the unforgettable Tom in Father Ted.
  • The rucking was awe-inspiring, and what about the passing from the wonderful service of an inspired Ronan O'Gara?
outstanding, wonderful, marvelous, excellent, magnificent, fine, exceptional, first-class, first-rate, virtuoso, supreme, superlative, brilliant;
innovative, ingenious, imaginative, original
2(Of air or another substance) that is breathed in: inspired air must be humidified
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  • In animals with lungs, heat is also lost by warming and humidifying the inspired air during breathing, with the greater proportion being through humidification.
  • With the Fick method, inspired and expired gases are analyzed to determine oxygen consumption.
  • Under these conditions, inspired gas concentrations can be manipulated to effect surreptitiously desired changes in alveolar gas tensions.



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  • Buena Vista okayed a script loyal to Adams's vision and inspiredly asked the British director-producer team of ubergeeks Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith (Hammer & Tongs) to realise it.
  • To provide a focus for this considerably involved phenomenon Hiltebeitel inspiredly seizes upon an 18 verse invocatory song sung at the beginning and the end of Draupadi festivals.
  • Finally, unable to contain himself, he bursts out with an inspiredly frenzied bit of song and dance.

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Syllabification: in·spired

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