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departed

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of departed

  1. 1 no longer existing a few crumbling ruins are all that remain of that departed civilization Synonyms of departed bygone, bypast, dead, defunct, extinct, done, expired, gone, nonextant, vanishedWords Related to departed nonexistent; dying, faded, moribund; collapsed, fallen, overthrown; antiquated, dated, obsolete, passé; finished, lapsed, terminated; lost, missingNear Antonyms of departed active, dynamic, thriving, vibrantAntonyms of departed alive, existent, existing, extant, living

  2. 2 no longer living our dear departed friend Synonyms of departed asleep, breathless, cold, deceased, defunct, demised, dead, fallen, gone, late, lifeless, lowWords Related to departed extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; inanimate, insensate, nonlivingNear Antonyms of departed animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, runningAntonyms of departed alive, animate, breathing, going, live, living, quick

Synonym Discussion of departed

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


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