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death

noun

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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