uplifting


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up·lift

 (ŭp-lĭft′)
tr.v. up·lift·ed, up·lift·ing, up·lifts
1. To raise; elevate.
2. To raise to a higher social, intellectual, or moral level or condition.
3. To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt: music that uplifts the spirit.
adj. (ŭp′lĭft′)
Uplifted.
n. (ŭp′lĭft′)
1. The act, process, or result of raising or lifting up.
2. An effort or a movement to improve social, moral, or intellectual standards.
3. Geology An upheaval.

uplifting

(ʌpˈlɪftɪŋ)
adj
acting to raise moral, spiritual, cultural, etc levels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uplifting - the rise of somethinguplifting - the rise of something; "the uplifting of the clouds revealed the blue of a summer sky"
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

uplifting

adjective inspiring, moving, touching, affecting, warming, stirring, cheering, heart-warming a charming and uplifting love story
Translations

uplifting

[ʌpˈlɪftɪŋ] ADJinspirador, edificante

uplifting

[ʌpˈlɪftɪŋ] adjqui met de bonne humeur

uplifting

adj experienceerhebend; music, film, storyerhebend, erbaulich
References in classic literature ?
The other adornment was the portrait of old Colonel Pyncheon, at two thirds length, representing the stern features of a Puritanic-looking personage, in a skull-cap, with a laced band and a grizzly beard; holding a Bible with one hand, and in the other uplifting an iron sword-hilt.
That was a little idea of my own, and had several wholesome purposes in view toward the civilizing and uplifting of this nation.
It seemed very certain that something was upholding and uplifting him.
It was in vain that Fortunato, uplifting his dull torch, endeavoured to pry into the depth of the recess.
As they approached the entrance of the port, the giant straddled clear across it, with a foot firmly planted on each headland, and uplifting his club to such a height that its butt-end was hidden in the cloud, he stood in that formidable posture, with the sun gleaming all over his metallic surface.
Uplifting an axe, and forgetting, in my wrath, the childish dread which had hitherto stayed my hand, I aimed a blow at the animal which, of course, would have proved instantly fatal had it descended as I wished.
Uplifting my eyes from the page, they fell upon the naked face of the bill, and upon an object -- upon some living monster of hideous conformation, which very rapidly made its way from the summit to the bottom, disappearing finally in the dense forest below.
The poor man--he felt so rafted after his uplifting by the pa'son's news--that he went up to Rolliver's half an hour ago.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," they chanted in deep, strong tones, with an immense moral uplifting.
I do not believe that a similar amount of money often could be made go so far in uplifting a whole race.
Her gestures, the tricks of her voice, the uplifting of her eyebrows and shoulders-all helped to give life and colour to the little sketch she expounded.
They rode on their wheels much in the delightful fall weather, and out in the hills they read poetry aloud, now one and now the other, noble, uplifting poetry that turned one's thoughts to higher things.