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Synonyms of inspiration in English:


  • 1 her idea proved a real inspiration to others
    stimulus, stimulation, motivation, motivating force, fillip, encouragement, influence, muse, goad, spur, lift, boost, incentive, incitement, impulse, catalyst;
    example, model, guiding light
    informal shot in the arm
    rare afflatus
  • 2 these writings lack inspiration
    artistry, expressiveness, creative power, creative talent, creative skill, genius, insight, vision, wit, finesse, flair, brilliance, sophistication
  • 3 Emily racked her brain and had a sudden inspiration
    bright idea, brilliant idea, timely thought, revelation
    informal brainwave, aha moment
    North American informal brainstorm
  • 4 she experiences pain on deep inspiration
    inhalation, breathing in, drawing in of breath;
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