Definition of wellspring in English:

wellspring

noun

literary
  • An original and bountiful source of something.

    ‘sadness is the wellspring of creativity’
    • ‘We romanticize depression as a wellspring of finer thought, as the source of melancholic insight for artists, deep thinkers and sensitive souls.’
    • ‘From the moment he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988, his wellsprings of creativity almost completely dried up.’
    • ‘It is at the source, the wellspring of our feelings, that we may then either amplify or transform them.’
    • ‘But California has a robust economy, boasts a diverse and vibrant population, provides technological leadership for the world, and remains a wellspring of new ideas.’
    • ‘They also underscore the enduring richness of the continent's cultural heritage, which serves as a wellspring of creativity worldwide.’
    source, supply, fount, fountainhead, reservoir, mine, fund, bank, repository, storehouse, treasury
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Pronunciation

wellspring

/ˈwɛlˌsprɪŋ//ˈwelˌspriNG/