When you stand on a beach and admire the uplifting of a kite into the blue sky, you’re watching it move up. Watching that kite rise might be an uplifting, or moving, experience.

Use the noun uplifting to describe the upward movement of something. You could describe the uplifting of a hot air balloon on a sunny day, or the uplifting of a girl’s long hair in the wind. The action of something rising is an uplifting. A more common way to use the word is as an adjective describing something that figuratively lifts one’s spirits or mood.

Definitions of uplifting
  1. noun

    the rise of something

    uplifting of the clouds revealed the blue of a summer sky”
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    type of:

    ascension, ascent, rise, rising

    a movement upward

  2. adjective

    cheerfully encouraging

    heartening, inspiriting


    giving courage or confidence or hope

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