Definition of inspired in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈspʌɪəd/


1Of extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse: they had to thank the goalkeeper 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) displaying 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, marvellous, excellent, magnificent, fine, exceptional, formidable, first-class, first-rate, virtuoso, supreme, superlative, dazzling, coruscating, exciting, thrilling, enthralling, memorable;
gifted, talented, creative, imaginative, inventive, innovative, innovatory, innovational, ingenious, original, resourceful, enterprising
informal tremendous, superb, super, smashing, ace, A1, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, mean, wicked, awesome, magic, out of this world, genius
British informal brilliant, brill
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.



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈspʌɪədli/
Example sentences
  • 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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