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inspirational

[in-spuh-rey-shuh-nl] /ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
imparting inspiration.
2.
under the influence of inspiration; inspired.
3.
of or pertaining to inspiration.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; inspiration + -al1
Related forms
inspirationally, adverb
pseudoinspirational, adjective
quasi-inspirational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quasiinspirational

inspirational

/ˌɪnspɪˈreɪʃənəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or tending to arouse inspiration; inspiring
2.
resulting from inspiration; inspired
Derived Forms
inspirationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasiinspirational

inspirational

adj.

1839, "influenced by inspiration;" 1884, "tending to inspire;" see inspiration + -al (1).

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