Thesaurus

demise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of demise

  1. 1 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities <inherited all of the estate upon the sudden demise of his grandfather> Synonyms curtains, decease, death, dissolution, doom, end, exit, expiration, expiry, fate, grave, great divide, passage, passing, quietus, sleepRelated Words casualty, fatality; martyrdom, self-destruction, self-murder, self-slaughter, suicide; annihilation, destruction, ending, extermination, ruin; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughterNear Antonyms existence, life; creation, genesis, origination, riseAntonyms birth, nativity

  2. 2 the act of ceasing to exist <the gradual demise of the Roman Empire over the course of several centuries> Synonyms death, expiration, expiry, terminationRelated Words dispersion, dissolution; cessation, close, conclusion, decease, discontinuance, doom, end, ending, finish, halt, lapse, passing, quietus, shutdown, shutoff, stop, stoppage, surcease; suicide; annihilation, destruction, ruinNear Antonyms existence, persistence, prolongation; inauguration, initiation, institution, originationAntonyms alpha, beginning, birth, commencement, creation, dawn, genesis, inception, incipience, incipiency, launch, morning, onset, outset, start

  3. 3 a loss of status <after her demise as the doyenne of New York society, the mere mention of her name was regarded as a faux pas> Synonyms decline, dégringolade, comedown, descent, down, downfall, fall, flameout, GötterdämmerungRelated Words breakdown, burnout, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoing; defeat, disappointment, reversal, setback; bottom, nadir; abasement, disgrace, humiliationNear Antonyms advance, headway, progress; flower, heyday, primeAntonyms aggrandizement, ascent, exaltation, rise, up


demise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of demise

  1. to stop living <our much beloved, recently demised leader> Synonyms check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, die, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbRelated Words predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms breathe, live


Learn More about demise


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up demise? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ