Fascinated vs Inspired - What's the difference?

fascinated | inspired |

As verbs the difference between fascinated and inspired

is that fascinated is (fascinate) while inspired is (inspire).

As an adjective inspired is

having excellence through inspiration.




  • (fascinate)

  • fascinate



  • To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone
  • The flickering TV fascinated the cat.
  • To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind
  • We were fascinated by the potter's skill.
  • To be irresistibly charming or attractive to
  • Her gait fascinates all men.




    (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.


  • (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.}}