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 while sleepy 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 .

inanimate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object .
  • Not being, and never having been alive.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1818 , author=Mary Shelley , title=Frankenstein , chapter=5 citation , passage=I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body.}}
  • (grammar) Not animate.
  • Antonyms

    * (grammar) animate

    Noun

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

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

    sleepy

    English

    (wikipedia sleepy)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Tired; feeling the need for sleep.
  • * Dryden
  • She wak'd her sleepy crew.
  • Suggesting tiredness.
  • * 1994 , (Stephen Fry), (The Hippopotamus) Chapter 2
  • 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.
  • Tending to induce sleep; soporific.
  • a sleepy drink or potion
  • Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.
  • * William Shakespeare
  • 'Tis not sleepy business; / But must be looked to speedily and strongly.
  • Quiet; without bustle or activity.
  • a sleepy English village

    Synonyms

    * tired * See also

    Noun

    (-)
  • (informal) The gum that builds up in the eye
  • * 1964 , Ken Kesey, Sometimes a great notion
  • "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...
  • * 1991 , Martin Amis, London fields
  • 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...