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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 of dead asleep, breathless, cold, deceased, defunct, demised, departed, fallen, gone, late, lifeless, low Words Related to dead extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; inanimate, insensate, nonliving Phrases bitten the dust Near Antonyms of dead animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, running Antonyms of dead 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 of dead comatose, sleepy, slow Words Related to dead lethargic, sluggish, torpid; dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent, off, vacant Near Antonyms of dead abounding, overflowing, swarming, teeming, thronging Antonyms of dead 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 of dead 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-outWords Related to dead overfatigued, overtaxed, overworked; broken-down, run-down; debilitated, enervate, enervated, enfeebled, sapped, weakened; drowsy, heavy, sleepy; lethargic, sluggishNear Antonyms of dead fresh, refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed, rested, revitalized; active, energetic, invigorated, peppy, strengthened, strong, tireless, vitalized, wearilessAntonyms of dead unwearied

  4. 4 having no exceptions or restrictions there was a dead silence following that incredibly moving performance Synonyms of dead 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, veryWords Related to dead 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 of dead 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 of dead asleep, benumbed, numb, insensitive, numbed, torpid, unfeelingWords Related to dead chilled, nipped; anesthetized, cocainized, deadened, drugged, stupefied; blunted, dulled, obtunded; insensible, senseless, unconscious; inanimate, insensateNear Antonyms of dead awakeAntonyms of dead feeling, sensible, sensitive

  6. 6 no longer existing the dead Babylonian culture Synonyms of dead bygone, bypast, extinct, defunct, departed, done, expired, gone, nonextant, vanishedWords Related to dead nonexistent; dying, faded, moribund; collapsed, fallen, overthrown; antiquated, dated, obsolete, passé; finished, lapsed, terminated; lost, missingNear Antonyms of dead active, dynamic, thriving, vibrantAntonyms of dead 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 of dead inactive, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inoperative, latent, off, unused, vacantWords Related to dead abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slowNear Antonyms of dead functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable (also useable), useful, viableAntonyms of dead 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 of dead deathly, deadly, mortal, mortuaryWords Related to dead cadaverous; ghostlike, ghostly, phantom, spectral; inactive, inert, inoperative, lifeless, quiescent, still; macabre; baleful, fatal, fateful, fell, killer, lethal, murderous, pestilentNear Antonyms of dead 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 of dead done for, done, doomed, finished, kaput (also kaputt), ruined, sunkWords Related to dead 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 of dead insipid, flat, flavorless, savorless, tasteless, unsavoryWords Related to dead bland, dilute, thin, watery, weak; plain, unflavoredNear Antonyms of dead disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, sickening, unappetizing, unpalatable; cloying, mawkish; appetizing, delectable, delicious, palatable, toothsome; keen, piquant, seasoned, spicy; flavored; heavy, richAntonyms of dead 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 of dead bony (also boney), barren, desolate, hardscrabble, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unfertile, unproductive, wasteWords Related to dead 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 of dead arable, tillable; green, sylvan, verdantAntonyms of dead fertile, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, rich

Synonym Discussion of dead

dead, defunct, deceased, departed, late mean devoid of life. dead applies literally to what is deprived of vital force but is used figuratively of anything that has lost any attribute (such as energy, activity, radiance) suggesting life.
    • a dead, listless performance
defunct stresses cessation of active existence or operation.
    • a defunct television series
deceased, departed, and late apply to persons who have died recently. deceased is the preferred term in legal use.
    • the estate of the deceased
departed is used usually as a euphemism.
    • our departed sister
late is used especially with reference to a person in a specific relation or status.
    • the company's late president

dead

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dead


dead

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dead

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


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