Synonyms and Antonyms of living
1 being in effective operation <a living tradition of the holiday season> <a living culture that has survived a number of foreign invasions> Synonyms alive, functional, functioning, going, live, active, on, operating, operational, operative, running, workingRelated Words effective, effectual; employable, operable, usable (also useable), viable, workable; performing, producing, productive, serving, useful, yielding; astir, bustling, busy, dynamic, flourishing, humming, roaring, thrivingNear Antonyms deactivated, decommissioned; ineffective, ineffectual, useless; inoperable, unusable, unworkable; arrested, asleep, dormant, fallow, idle, inert, latent, lifeless, nonproductive, quiescent, sleepy, stagnating, unproductive, vegetatingAntonyms broken, dead, inactive, inoperative, kaput (also kaputt), nonactivated, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperating, nonoperational, nonoperative
2 having being at the present time <there are fewer than a dozen living former presidents> Synonyms alive, around, existent, existing, extantRelated Words active, busy, flourishing, functioning, operating, workingNear Antonyms defunct, destroyed, exterminated, kaput (also kaputt); departed, gone, lost; nonexistent; idle, inactive, inertAntonyms dead, extinct, nonextant
3 having or showing life <is your hamster still living?> Synonyms animate, breathing, live, alive, quickRelated Words active, animated, dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vigorous, vital, vivacious; current, existent, existing, extant, going, prevailing, surviving; resurrectedNear Antonyms dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; reposing, resting; ghostlike, ghostly, ghosty, zombielike; absent, extinct, fallen, finished, gone, lapsed, lost, nonexistent, perished, terminated, vanished, wiped out; barren, desertAntonyms asleep, breathless, cold, dead, deceased, defunct, departed, expired, inanimate, lifeless, nonliving
4 closely resembling the object imitated <an outdoor museum that is a living re-creation of a typical New England village circa 1840> Synonyms lifelike, natural, naturalistic (also naturalist), near, photo-realistic, realistic, three-dimensionalRelated Words alike, like, matching, similar, verisimilar; akin, analogous, approximate, comparable, resembling; accurate, close, faithful, true; compelling, convincing; expressive, graphic (also graphical), gritty, vividNear Antonyms dissimilar, off, unalike, unlike; incomparable, unmatched; contrasted, contrasting, different, disparate; fake, mock, phony (also phoney), shamAntonyms nonnatural, nonrealistic, unnatural, unrealistic
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