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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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