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  • adj. Lacking vitality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not vital; not essential to life; hence, fatal.


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un- +‎ vital


  • Isabelle's religious views were vague, broad, liberal, and unvital.


  • None but children in mind could mistake them for truth, or keep up any real sympathy with such unvital motions.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • Madame Sherrill, who carries on the farm since the death of her husband, is a woman of strong and liberal mind, who informed us that she got small comfort in the churches in the neighborhood, and gave us, in fact, a discouraging account of the unvital piety of the region.

    On Horseback

  • While humanity is growing, they continue fixed; daily get more mechanical and unvital; and by and by tend to strangle what they before preserved.

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • She inhaled with joy the atmosphere of the flower-scented rooms; her eye dwelt with delight on their luxurious and tasteful appointments, the belongings of her former life, which seemed to emerge in them from the past and claim her again; the women in their _chic_ New York costumes and their miracles of early winter hats hailed her a long-lost sister by every graceful movement and cultivated tone; the correctly tailored and agreeably mannered men had polite intelligence of a world that Maxwell never would and never could be part of; the talk of the little amusing, unvital things that began at once was more precious to her than the problems which the austere imagination of her husband dealt with; it suddenly fatigued her to think how hard she had tried to sympathize with his interest in them.

    The Story of a Play A Novel


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