Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Inane adjective [ Latin inanis .] Without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence; purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless. "Vague and inane instincts." I. Taylor. -- In*ane"ly , adverb
Inane noun That which is void or empty.
The undistinguishable inane of infinite space. Locke.
Inangular adjective Not angular. [ Obsolete]
Inaniloquent, Inaniloquous adjective [ Latin inanis empty + loqui to speak.] Given to talking inanely; loquacious; garrulous. [ R.]
Inanimate transitive verb [ Prefix in- in (or intensively) + animate .] To animate. [ Obsolete] Donne.
[ Latin inanimatus
; prefix in-
not + animatus
animate.] Not animate; destitute of life or spirit; lifeless; dead; inactive; dull; as, stones and earth are inanimate substances.
Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves. Byron. Syn.
-- Lifeless; dead; inert; inactive; dull; soulless; spiritless. See Lifeless
Inanimated adjective Destitute of life; lacking animation; unanimated. Pope.
Inanimateness noun The quality or state of being inanimate.
The deadness and inanimateness of the subject. W. Montagu.
[ See 2d Inanimate
.] Want of animation; lifeless; dullness.
[ See 1st Inanimate
.] Infusion of life or vigor; animation; inspiration.
The inanimation of Christ living and breathing within us. Bp. Hall.
Inanitiate transitive verb To produce inanition in; to exhaust for want of nourishment. [ R.]
Inanitiation noun Inanition. [ R.]
[ French inanition
, Latin inanitio
emptiness, from inanire
to empty, from inanis
empty. Confer Inane
.] The condition of being inane; emptiness; want of fullness, as in the vessels of the body; hence, specifically, exhaustion from want of food, either from partial or complete starvation, or from a disorder of the digestive apparatus, producing the same result.
Feeble from inanition , inert from weariness. Landor.
Repletion and inanition may both do harm in two contrary extremes. Burton.
; plural Inanities
. [ Latin inanitas
, from inanis
empty: confer French inanité
. See Inane
.] 1. Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness. 2. Want of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity. 3. An inane, useless thing or pursuit; a vanity; a silly object; -- chiefly in plural ; as, the inanities of the world.
Inantherate adjective (Botany) Not bearing anthers; -- said of sterile stamens.
Inapathy noun Sensibility; feeling; -- opposed to apathy . [ R.]
Inappealable adjective Not admitting of appeal; not appealable. Coleridge.
Inappeasable adjective Incapable of being appeased or satisfied; unappeasable.
Inappellability noun The quality of being inappellable; finality.
The inappellability of the councils. Coleridge.
Inappellable adjective Inappealable; final.
Inappetence, Inappetency noun [ Prefix in- not + appetence : confer French inappétence .] Want of appetency; want of desire.
Inapplicability noun [ Confer French inapplicabilité .] The quality of being inapplicable; unfitness; inapplicableness.
Inapplicable adjective [ Prefix in- not + applicable .] Not applicable; incapable of being applied; not adapted; not suitable; as, the argument is inapplicable to the case. J. S. Mill. Syn. -- Unsuitable; unsuited; unadapted; inappropriate; inapposite; irrelevant. -- In*ap"pli*ca*ble*ness , noun -- In*ap"pli*ca*bly , adverb
Inapplication noun [ Prefix in- not + application : confer French inapplication .] Want of application, attention, or diligence; negligence; indolence.
Inapposite adjective Not apposite; not fit or suitable; not pertinent. -- In*ap"po*site*ly , adverb
Inappreciable adjective [ Prefix in- not + appreciable : confer French inappréciable .] Not appreciable; too small to be perceived; incapable of being duly valued or estimated. Hallam.
Inappreciation noun Want of appreciation.
Inapprehensible adjective [ Latin inapprehensibilis : confer French inappréhensible .] Not apprehensible; unintelligible; inconceivable. Milton.
Inapprehension noun Want of apprehension.
Inapprehensive adjective Not apprehensive; regardless; unconcerned. Jer. Taylor.
Inapproachable adjective Not approachable; unapproachable; inaccessible; unequaled. -- In`ap*proach"a*bly , adverb
Inappropriate adjective Not instrument ( to ); not appropriate; unbecoming; unsuitable; not specially fitted; -- followed by to or for . -- In`ap*pro"pri*ate*ly , adverb -- In`ap*pro"pri*ate*ness , noun
[ Prefix in-
not + apt
: confer French inapte
. Confer Inept
.] Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.
: confer F. inaptitude. Confer Ineptitude
.] Want of aptitude.
Inaquate adjective [ Latin inaquatus , past participle of inaquare to make into water; prefix in- in + aqua water.] Embodied in, or changed into, water. [ Obsolete] Cranmer.
Inaquation noun The state of being inaquate. [ Obsolete] Bp. Gardiner.
Inarable adjective Not arable. [ R.]
Inarch transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inarched
; present participle & verbal noun Inarching
.] To graft by uniting, as a scion, to a stock, without separating either from its root before the union is complete; -- also called to graft by approach . P. Miler.
Inarching noun A method of ingrafting. See Inarch .
[ Latin inarticulatus
; prefix in-
not + articulatus
articulate.] 1. Not uttered with articulation or intelligible distinctness, as speech or words.
Music which is inarticulate poesy. Dryden. 2. (Zoology) (a) Not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body segments; as, an inarticulate worm. (b) Without a hinge; -- said of an order ( Inarticulata or Ecardines ) of brachiopods. 3. Incapable of articulating.
The poor earl, who is inarticulate with palsy. Walpole.
Inarticulated adjective Not articulated; not jointed or connected by a joint.
Inarticulately adverb In an inarticulate manner. Hammond.
Inarticulateness noun The state or quality of being inarticulate.
Inarticulation noun [ Confer French inarticulation .] Inarticulateness. Chesterfield.
Inartificial adjective [ Prefix in- not + artificial : confer French inartificiel .] Not artificial; not made or elaborated by art; natural; simple; artless; as, an inartificial argument; an inartificial character. -- In*ar`ti*fi"cial*ly , adverb -- In*ar`ti*fi"cial*ness , noun
.] In like degree; in like manner; seeing that; considering that; since; -- followed by as . See In as much as , under In , preposition
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Matt. xxv. 45. Syn.
-- Because; since; for; as. See Because
[ Prefix in-
not + attention
: confer French inattention
.] Want of attention, or failure to pay attention; disregard; heedlessness; neglect.
Novel lays attract our ravished ears; Pope. Syn.
But old, the mind inattention hears.
-- Inadvertence; heedlessness; negligence; carelessness; disregard; remissness; thoughtlessness; neglect. -- Inattention
. We miss seeing a thing through inadvertence
when do not happen to look at
it; through inattention
when we give no heed to
it, though directly before us. The latter is therefore the worse. Inadvertence
may be an involuntary accident; inattention
is culpable neglect. A versatile mind is often inadvertent
; a careless or stupid one is inattentive
Inattentive adjective [ Confer French inattentif .] Not attentive; not fixing the mind on an object; heedless; careless; negligent; regardless; as, an inattentive spectator or hearer; an inattentive habit. I. Watts. Syn. -- Careless; heedless; regardless; thoughtless; negligent; remiss; inadvertent. -- In`at*ten"tive*ly , adverb -- In`at*ten"tive*ness , noun
Inaudibility noun The quality of being inaudible; inaudibleness.
[ Latin inaudibilis
; prefix in-
not + audire
to hear: confer French unaudible
. See In-
not, and Audible
.] Not audible; incapable of being heard; silent.
Inaugur transitive verb
[ Confer French inaugurer
. See Inaugurate
.] To inaugurate.
[ Obsolete] Latimer.