Synonyms and Antonyms of death

  1. 1 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities <we were all saddened by the death of our friend> Synonyms curtains, decease, demise, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleep Related Words casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughter Near Antonyms existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, rise Antonyms birth, nativity

  2. 2 the state of being dead <death is one of the few constants in the universe> Synonyms dead, deadness, grave, lifelessness, nothingness, sleep Related Words mortality Near Antonyms immortality; life span, lifetime Antonyms existence, life

  3. 3 the act of ceasing to exist <the death of the Soviet economic system in the wake of the breakup of the USSR> Synonyms demise, expiration, expiry, termination Related Words dispersion, dissolution; cessation, close, conclusion, decease, discontinuance, doom, end, ending, finish, halt, lapse, passing, quietus, shutdown, shutoff, stop, stoppage, surcease; suicide; annihilation, destruction, ruin Near Antonyms existence, persistence, prolongation; inauguration, initiation, institution, origination Antonyms alpha, beginning, birth, commencement, creation, dawn, genesis, inception, incipience, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start

  4. 4 something that is the cause of one's ultimate failure or loss of life <that muscle car will be the death of him yet> Synonyms downfall, destruction, ruin, ruination, undoingRelated Words bane, curse, torment; Achilles' heel, tragic flaw

  5. 5 the killing of a large number of people <thousands of soldiers were lost on the field of death> Synonyms bloodbath, butchery, carnage, massacre, holocaust, slaughterRelated Words bloodletting, bloodshed, foul play, homicide, killing, manslaughter, murder, slaying; mortality; annihilation, decimation, demolishing, destruction, devastation, eradication, extermination; genocide, pogrom; assassination, execution

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