Inanimate vs Pointless - What's the difference?
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Inanimate is a related term of pointless.
As adjectives the difference between inanimate and pointless
is that inanimate
is lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object
is having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
As a noun inanimate
is something that is not alive.
As a verb inanimate
is (obsolete) to animate .
Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object .
Not being, and never having been alive.
, author=Mary Shelley
, passage=I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate
(grammar) Not animate.
* (grammar) animate
Something that is not alive.
(obsolete) To animate.
- (John Donne)
Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
- a pointless sword
Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.
- a pointless knife
- a pointless remark
Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
- The sequel to the film was even more pointless than the original
(mathematics) Without points.
- '' Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless .
- a pointless topology
* (having no point or tip) blunt, dull, obtuse
* (having no purpose) needless, purposeless, redundant, superfluous
* (not sharp) pointed, sharp
* (having no purpose) useful, pointful