inspired

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inspired (comparative more inspired, superlative most inspired)

  1. Having excellence through inspiration.
    The actor's inspired performance of Hamlet's soliloquy left the audience dumbfounded.
    • 2011 October 23, Tom Fordyce, “2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      New Zealand were crowned world champions for the first time in 24 years after squeezing past an inspired France team by a single point.
  2. Filled with inspiration or motivated.
    The artist was inspired to paint a true masterpiece.
    He was inspired to learn to fly.

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Verb[edit]

inspired

  1. simple past tense and past participle of inspire.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[2]:
      But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.

Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

inspired

  1. simple past/past participle of inspiren