[uncountable] inspiration (to do something) | inspiration (for something) the process that takes place when somebody sees or hears something that causes them to have exciting new ideas or makes them want to create something, especially in art, music or literature Dreams can be a rich source of inspiration for an artist. Both poets drew their inspiration from the countryside. Looking for inspiration for a new dessert? Try this recipe. Her work lacks inspiration (= it does not contain any exciting new ideas).