Inspirational vs Inspired - What's the difference?

inspirational | inspired |


As adjectives the difference between inspirational and inspired

is that inspirational is having the quality to inspire while inspired is having excellence through inspiration.

As a verb inspired is

(inspire).

inspirational

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having the quality to inspire.
  • Derived terms

    * inspirationally

    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.}}