Inanimate vs Sleepy - What's the difference?
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Inanimate is a related term of sleepy.
As adjectives the difference between inanimate and sleepy
is that inanimate
is lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object
is tired; feeling the need for sleep.
As nouns the difference between inanimate and sleepy
is that inanimate
is something that is not alive while sleepy
is (informal) the gum that builds up in the eye.
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)
Tired; feeling the need for sleep.
* 1994 , (Stephen Fry), (The Hippopotamus) Chapter 2
- She wak'd her sleepy crew.
Tending to induce sleep; soporific.
- At the very moment he cried out, David realised that what he had run into was only the Christmas tree. Disgusted with himself at such cowardice, he spat a needle from his mouth, stepped back from the tree and listened. There were no sounds of any movement upstairs: no shouts, no sleepy grumbles, only a gentle tinkle from the decorationsas the tree had recovered from the collision.
Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.
* William Shakespeare
- a sleepy drink or potion
Quiet; without bustle or activity.
- 'Tis not sleepy business; / But must be looked to speedily and strongly.
- a sleepy English village
* See also
(informal) The gum that builds up in the eye
* 1964 , Ken Kesey, Sometimes a great notion
* 1991 , Martin Amis, London fields
- "Did he always leave the sleepy in his eyes?" "Never removed it; let it build up in the comers of his eyes over the weeks until it was heavy enough to fall...
- But the nightdress was heavy, the sleepy in her eyes was heavy, her hair (she made a mustache of one of its locks) was heavy and smelled of cigarettes...