Antonyms for nonanimal

Grammar : Adj
Spell : an-uh-muhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæn ə məl

Definition of nonanimal

Origin :
  • early 14c. (but rare before c.1600, and not in KJV, 1611), "any living creature" (including humans), from Latin animale "living being, being which breathes," neuter of animalis "animate, living; of the air," from anima "breath, soul; a current of air" (see animus, and cf. deer). Drove out the older beast in common usage. Used of brutish humans from 1580s.
  • As in inanimate : adj not alive, not organic
  • As in insentient : adj inanimate

Synonyms for nonanimal

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