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dead

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dead

  1. 1 no longer living <I inherited this heirloom from my dead great-grandfather> Synonyms asleep, breathless, cold, deceased, defunct, demised, departed, fallen, gone, late, lifeless, low Related Words extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; inanimate, insensate, nonliving Phrases bitten the dust Near Antonyms animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, running Antonyms alive, animate, breathing, going, live, living, quick

  2. 2 lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation <the store is often dead after 4:00 p.m.> Synonyms comatose, sleepy, slow Related Words lethargic, sluggish, torpid; dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent, off, vacant Near Antonyms abounding, overflowing, swarming, teeming, thronging Antonyms alive, animated, astir, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, humming, lively, thriving, vibrant

  3. 3 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness <a long day of traveling left them just dead> Synonyms all in, aweary [archaic], beat, beaten, bleary, burned-out (or burnt-out), bushed, weary, done, done in, drained, exhausted, fatigued, jaded, knackered [British], limp, logy (also loggy), played out, pooped [slang], prostrate, spent, tapped out, tired, tuckered (out), washed-out, wearied, wiped out, worn, worn-outRelated Words overfatigued, overtaxed, overworked; broken-down, run-down; debilitated, enervate, enervated, enfeebled, sapped, weakened; drowsy, heavy, sleepy; lethargic, sluggishNear Antonyms fresh, refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed, rested, revitalized; active, energetic, invigorated, peppy, strengthened, strong, tireless, vitalized, wearilessAntonyms unwearied

  4. 4 having no exceptions or restrictions <there was a dead silence following that incredibly moving performance> Synonyms all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, absolute, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryRelated Words authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  5. 5 lacking in sensation or feeling <my foot was dead after I absentmindedly sat on it for an hour> Synonyms asleep, benumbed, numb, insensitive, numbed, torpid, unfeelingRelated Words chilled, nipped; anesthetized, cocainized, deadened, drugged, stupefied; blunted, dulled, obtunded; insensible, senseless, unconscious; inanimate, insensateNear Antonyms awakeAntonyms feeling, sensible, sensitive

  6. 6 no longer existing <the dead Babylonian culture> Synonyms bygone, bypast, extinct, defunct, departed, done, expired, gone, nonextant, vanishedRelated Words nonexistent; dying, faded, moribund; collapsed, fallen, overthrown; antiquated, dated, obsolete, passé; finished, lapsed, terminated; lost, missingNear Antonyms active, dynamic, thriving, vibrantAntonyms alive, existent, existing, extant, living

  7. 7 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment <local coal mines that have been dead for years> Synonyms inactive, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inoperative, latent, off, unused, vacantRelated Words abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slowNear Antonyms functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable (also useable), useful, viableAntonyms active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, going, living, on, operating, operative, running, working

  8. 8 of, relating to, or suggestive of death <fell into a dead faint upon hearing the news> Synonyms deathly, deadly, mortal, mortuaryRelated Words cadaverous; ghostlike, ghostly, phantom, spectral; inactive, inert, inoperative, lifeless, quiescent, still; macabre; baleful, fatal, fateful, fell, killer, lethal, murderous, pestilentNear Antonyms active, alive, animate, breathing, live, living; animated, bouncing, brisk, energetic, frisky, gay, jaunty, jazzy, lively, peppy, perky, pert, racy, snappy, spanking, sparky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zippy; able-bodied, chipper, fit, hale, healthy, hearty, robust, sound, well, whole, wholesome

  9. 9 facing certain defeat, disaster, or death <if we don't finish this project on time, we're dead> Synonyms done for, done, doomed, finished, kaput (also kaputt), ruined, sunkRelated Words endangered, imperiled (or imperilled)

  10. 10 lacking in taste or flavor <from the first sip I could tell that the wine hadn't aged well and was pretty much dead> Synonyms insipid, flat, flavorless, savorless, tasteless, unsavoryRelated Words bland, dilute, thin, watery, weak; plain, unflavoredNear Antonyms disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, sickening, unappetizing, unpalatable; cloying, mawkish; appetizing, delectable, delicious, palatable, toothsome; keen, piquant, seasoned, spicy; flavored; heavy, richAntonyms flavorful, flavorsome, sapid, savory (also savoury), tasteful, tasty

  11. 11 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation <the dead wastes of the far country to the west> Synonyms bony (also boney), barren, desolate, hardscrabble, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unfertile, unproductive, wasteRelated Words bleak, inhospitable, lifeless; uncultivable, untillable; bankrupted, consumed, debilitated, depleted, diminished, drained, dried-up, enfeebled, exhausted, expended, lessened, reduced, spent, used up; arid, desert, droughty, dry, rainless, sere (also sear), thirsty, waterless; baked, dehydrated, parched, sunbakedNear Antonyms arable, tillable; green, sylvan, verdantAntonyms fertile, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, rich





dead

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dead

  1. the state of being dead <it's impossible to raise someone from the dead> Synonyms death, deadness, grave, lifelessness, nothingness, sleepRelated Words mortalityNear Antonyms immortality; life span, lifetimeAntonyms existence, life




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