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 while pointless 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 .

inanimate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object .
  • Not being, and never having been alive.
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  • (grammar) Not animate.
  • Antonyms

    * (grammar) animate

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that is not alive.
  • Verb

    (inanimat)
  • (obsolete) To animate.
  • (John Donne)
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    pointless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
  • a pointless sword
    a pointless knife
  • Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.
  • a pointless remark
    The sequel to the film was even more pointless than the original
  • Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
  • '' Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless .
  • (mathematics) Without points.
  • a pointless topology

    Synonyms

    * (having no point or tip) blunt, dull, obtuse * (having no purpose) needless, purposeless, redundant, superfluous * (l)

    Antonyms

    * (not sharp) pointed, sharp * (having no purpose) useful, pointful

    Derived terms

    * pointlessly * pointlessness