Synonyms and Antonyms of expiry
1 the act of ceasing to exist <the expiry of a great empire is always a cataclysmic event> Synonyms demise, expiration, death, terminationRelated Words dispersion, dissolution; cessation, close, conclusion, decease, discontinuance, doom, end, ending, finish, halt, lapse, passing, quietus, shutdown, shutoff, stop, stoppage, surcease; suicide; annihilation, destruction, ruinNear Antonyms existence, persistence, prolongation; inauguration, initiation, institution, originationAntonyms alpha, beginning, birth, commencement, creation, dawn, genesis, inception, incipience, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start
2 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities <once upon expiry, her soul entered the abode of the blessed dead> Synonyms curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, death, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleepRelated Words casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms birth, nativity
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