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Inanimate 1100 Words You Need Week 24 Day 1

Inanimate 1100 Words You Need

Inanimate 1100 Words You Need

/ɪˈnæn.ɪ.mət/ (adj)

not having any sort of life, lifeless, dead or inert, not living, nonliving, inorganic, deceased, extinct, inactive, apathetic, lethargic, spiritless

Have you ever noticed how various objects and constructions look as if they’ve got faces – they are smiling, being angry or amazed. However, what some may call acuteness to detail is usually attributed to a psychological phenomenon, called pareidolia – that’s when a person perceives a random stimulus as something significant, for e.g., sees faces on clouds or buildings.

On the other hand, it doesn’t necessary mean you’re crazy. For example, carmakers are very much aware of this tendency of people to see faces on inanimate objects, and according to car critic Dan Neil “sometimes they play toward it, and sometimes they play against it.”


Antonyms: spirited, alive

Noun: inanimateness

Adverb: inanimately

Farsi:  بی جان، بی روح

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

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