Definition of Inanimateness

1. Noun. Not having life.

Exact synonyms: Lifelessness
Generic synonyms: Physiological Property
Specialized synonyms: Deadness, Insentience
Antonyms: Animateness
Derivative terms: Inanimate, Inanimate, Lifeless, Lifeless, Lifeless

Definition of Inanimateness

1. n. The quality or state of being inanimate.

Definition of Inanimateness

1. Noun. The property of being inanimate. ¹

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Definition of Inanimateness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inanimateness

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inamyloid
inane
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inaneness
inanenesses
inaner
inanes
inanest
inangular
inaniloquent
inaniloquous
inanimate
inanimated
inanimately
inanimateness (current term)
inanimatenesses
inanimates
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inanities
inanition
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inanitions
inanity
inantherate
inapparency
inapparent
inapparent infection

Literary usage of Inanimateness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Science of Peace: An Attempt at an Exposition of the First Principles of by Bhagavan Das (1904)
"Their inanimateness is at the most no greater than the inanimateness of a human being's nails or hair or epidermis or blood or bone, each of which may, nay, ..."

2. The Principles of Psychology by Herbert Spencer (1897)
"possessing it; this progress is seen in adjustments to such relations as those between bulk and weight, inanimateness and passivity—relations which extend ..."

3. The Principles of Psychology by Herbert Spencer, Frederick Howard Collins (1892)
"possessing it; this progress is seen in adjustments to such relations as those between bulk and weight, inanimateness ..."

4. The Criminal Prisons of London, and Scenes of Prison Life by Henry Mayhew, John Binny (1862)
"To behold those whom we have seen full of life and emotion—some wondrous piece of breathing and speaking organism, reduced to the inanimateness of the ..."

5. Life: Its Nature, Varieties, and Phenomena by Leo Hartley Grindon (1875)
"The mind that is in a right state recoils from the chill ideas of the coffin, and putrefaction, and inanimateness, and fastens on the sweet conviction that ..."

6. Famous Actresses of the Day in America by Lewis Clinton Strang (1899)
"expressive of self-centred and self-possessed dignity; neither would the marble image have conveyed any more surely the sense of inanimateness than did the ..."

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