Inanimate and Lively


Inanimate adjective - Lacking animate awareness or sensation.
Usage example: “pathetic fallacy” is the literary term for the ascription of human feelings or motives to inanimate natural elements

Lively is an antonym for inanimate in lifeless topic.

Nearby Word: inanimation


Lively adjective - Having much high-spirited energy and movement.
Usage example: the lively puppy was racing around the dining room floor chasing after people's shoelaces

Inanimate is an antonym for lively.

Nearby Words: liveliness, liven
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