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synonyms for inanimate

  • azoic
  • cold
  • dead
  • defunct
  • dull
  • exanimate
  • extinct
  • idle
  • inactive
  • inert
  • inoperative
  • insensate
  • insentient
  • lifeless
  • mineral
  • motionless
  • nonanimal
  • nonvegetable
  • quiescent
  • soulless
  • spiritless

antonyms for inanimate

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  • animate
  • living
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Having written for Saturday Night Live, Torres’ signature style is deadpan humor, whether in stand-up or while inventing lifelike stories for inanimate objects.
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I hate to personify an inanimate object, but I think we owe the sandwich a debt of gratitude.
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Some biologists think of them as quasi-alive, while others refer to them as inanimate tiny particles or arrangements of matter.
THE VAST VIRAL WORLD: WHAT WE KNOW (AND DON’T KNOW) - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYLAUREN E. OAKESAPRIL 7, 2021NAUTILUS
That perspective considers all forms of matter, both animate and inanimate.
IS LIFE SPECIAL JUST BECAUSE IT’S RARE? - ISSUE 95: ESCAPEALAN LIGHTMANJANUARY 20, 2021NAUTILUS
While inanimate matter doesn’t evolve like animate matter, inanimate matter does behave.
ELECTRONS MAY VERY WELL BE CONSCIOUS - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGTAM HUNTDECEMBER 30, 2020NAUTILUS
And then the whole meaning—or the lack of meaning—of their inanimate lives was revealed to him.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
As the Mother of Sorrows she will weep over His inanimate body taken down from the cross.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
Imagine his agony at the sight of his mother,—pale, inanimate, and from time to time writhing under a convulsive chill.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
How a human touch colors the inanimate world with the communicated warmth of its enchantment!
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The homelessness of men, and even of inanimate vessels, cast away upon strange shores, came strongly in upon my mind.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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