Inanimateness In*an"i*mate*ness, n. The quality or state of being inanimate. [1913 Webster]

The deadness and inanimateness of the subject. --W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inanimateness — index insentience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inanimateness — noun see inanimate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inanimateness — See inanimately. * * * …   Universalium

  • inanimateness — noun The property of being inanimate …   Wiktionary

  • inanimateness — n. lifelessness; lack of spirit; inertness, sluggishness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inanimateness — in·animateness …   English syllables

  • inanimateness — noun not having life • Syn: ↑lifelessness • Ant: ↑animateness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lifeless (for: ↑lifelessness), ↑inanimate …   Useful english dictionary

  • lifelessness — noun 1. a state of no motion or movement the utter motionlessness of a marble statue • Syn: ↑motionlessness, ↑stillness • Ant: ↑motion (for: ↑motionlessness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lifelessness — life less*ness n. not having life. Syn: inanimateness. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inanimate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin inanimatus, from Latin in + animatus, past participle of animare to animate Date: 15th century 1. not animate: a. not endowed with life or spirit < an inanimate object > b. lacking… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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