Inspired vs Amazed - What's the difference?

inspired | amazed |


As adjectives the difference between inspired and amazed

is that inspired is having excellence through inspiration while amazed is astonished; confounded with fear, surprise, or wonder; greatly surprised.

As verbs the difference between inspired and amazed

is that inspired is (inspire) while amazed is (amaze).

inspired

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having excellence through inspiration.
  • The actor's inspired performance of Hamlet's soliloquy left the audience dumbfounded.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 23 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=New Zealand were crowned world champions for the first time in 24 years after squeezing past an inspired France team by a single point.}}
  • Filled with inspiration or motivated.
  • The artist was inspired to paint a true masterpiece .
    He was inspired to learn to fly.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (inspire).
  • *{{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=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.}}

    amazed

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Astonished; confounded with fear, surprise, or wonder; greatly surprised.
  • *
  • *:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed .
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=8 citation , passage=It was a casual sneer, obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet, chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.}}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (head)
  • (amaze)
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