Active and Inanimate


Active adjective - Having much high-spirited energy and movement.
Usage example: the fish are active today, but we still haven't caught anything

Inanimate is an antonym for active.


Inanimate adjective - Lacking animate awareness or sensation.

Active is an antonym for inanimate in lifeless topic.

Nearby Word: inanimation

Both words in one sentence

  • And I Must Scream The Transmogrification spell from GURPS: Magic keeps the target's mind intact and active but makes them in to an inanimate object for a while.
  • And of course, the Devils themselves end up doing this when they try to sack Polythreme, which is an insanely active Genius Loci to the point any inanimate objects within it gain a life of their own that acts both individually and like a Hive Mind with the rest.
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