Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Want of animation; lifeless; dullness.
  • n. Infusion of life or vigor; animation; inspiration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of animation; lifeless; dullness.
  • n. Infusion of life or vigor; animation; inspiration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Infusion of life or spirit; vivifying influence.
  • n. Inanimateness.

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  • "Lifelessness, dullness", versus "a vivifying influence". This word at once implies and means it's near opposite.

    January 6, 2012