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.

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.