Definition of thinspiration in English:

thinspiration

noun

mass noun
  • (especially in the context of anorexia nervosa) used in reference to something or someone that serves as motivation for a person seeking to maintain a very low body weight.

    ‘these photos are providing dangerous thinspiration to young women (and men)’
    • ‘Sites post images of waif-like women as a way to provide "thinspiration" for others.’
    • ‘Some use pictures of excessively thin models as "thinspiration" for self-starvation.’
    • ‘Conservative French legislators adopted a pioneering law yesterday aimed at stifling a proliferation of websites that promote eating disorders with "thinspiration" and starvation tips.’
    • ‘The "thinspiration" promised comes in the form of helpful tips for getting thin at absolutely any cost whatsoever.’
    • ‘Most of the websites I examined featured thinspiration photographs of famous runway models and actresses with sharp ribs jutting out of their dresses.’
    • ‘The TV star is furious after websites used her picture as "thinspiration" for anorexic girls.’
    • ‘"I want to raise awareness about the harm of destructive thinspiration messages," she recently told me.’
    • ‘"There is no doubt that other media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr have a long way to go before they are really safe and free of thinspiration triggers," replied Singer.’
    • ‘A student who took 'thinspiration selfies' to track her dramatic weight loss has spoken out to warn others of the dangers.’
    • ‘Online "thinspiration" content can tip vulnerable people into mental illness or exacerbate the deadly illness they're already suffering from.’

Origin

Early 21st century blend of thin and inspiration. Compare with fitspiration.

Pronunciation

thinspiration

/θɪnspɪˈreɪʃ(ə)n/