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gone

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of gone

  1. 1 no longer existing woolly mammoths have been long gone Synonyms bygone, bypast, dead, defunct, departed, done, expired, extinct, 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

  2. 2 no longer living doctors came to the waiting room to give the sad news that the operation hadn't been successful and the heart patient was gone Synonyms asleep, breathless, cold, deceased, defunct, demised, departed, fallen, dead, late, lifeless, lowRelated Words extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; inanimate, insensate, nonlivingNear Antonyms animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, runningAntonyms alive, animate, breathing, going, live, living, quick

  3. 3 no longer possessed I put my watch right here on the table, but now it's gone Synonyms lost, mislaid, misplaced, missingRelated Words absent, castaway; irrecoverable, irretrievable; forgotten, unknownNear Antonyms cherished, loved, prized, protected, treasured, valuedAntonyms owned, possessed, retained

  4. 4 containing unborn young within the body a woman who's seven months gone Synonyms big, caught, enceinte, expectant, expecting, pregnant, gravid, heavy, quick [archaic]Related Words parturient, prenatal; childbearing, gestational; brooding; conceiving, impregnatedNear Antonyms barren, infertile; aborting, miscarrying; deliveredAntonyms nonpregnant

  5. 5 slang  of the very best kind in jazz circles he was regarded as a real gone trumpeter Synonyms A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), excellent [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulRelated Words acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched


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