Synonyms and Antonyms of burial

  1. 1 the act or ceremony of putting a dead body in its final resting place the children wanted to give the dead bird a proper burial in the backyard Synonyms burying, entombing, entombment, inhumation, interment, interring, obsequy (usually obsequies), sepulture Related Words embalmment, funeral; immurement, inurnment; reburial, reinterment Near Antonyms cremation Antonyms disinterment, exhumation, unearthing

  2. 2 a final resting place for a dead person archaeologically significant artifacts, such as stone tools, have been discovered in Neanderthal burials Synonyms grave, sepulchre (or sepulcher), sepulture, tombRelated Words catacomb, charnel (also charnel house), columbarium, crypt, mausoleum, vault; cemetery, churchyard, graveyard, potter's field; barrow, mound, tumulus

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