Synonyms and Antonyms of kaput

  1. 1 facing certain defeat, disaster, or death <once the Germans were forced to retreat from Stalingrad, the Nazi cause was kaput> Synonyms dead, done, doomed, finished, done for (also kaputt), ruined, sunkRelated Words endangered, imperiled (or imperilled)

  2. 2 having passed its time of use or usefulness <hard-line Soviet-style Communism became kaput in Russia> Synonyms antiquated, archaic, dated, démodé, demoded, fossilized, obsolete (also kaputt), medieval (also mediaeval), moribund, mossy, moth-eaten, neolithic, Noachian, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, outworn, passé, prehistoric (also prehistorical), rusty, Stone Age, superannuatedRelated Words aging (or ageing), obsolescent; discarded, disused, inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dead, defunct, expired, extinct, vanished; dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent; ancient, antediluvian, antique, dateless, fusty, musty, old; oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, retro, vintage; aged, age-old, hoary, venerable; atavistic, bygone, erstwhile, former, historic, historical, late, old-world, pastNear Antonyms contemporary, current, mod, modern, new, newfangled, new-fashioned, present-day, recent, ultramodern, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute; fresh; modernized, refurbished, remodeled, renewed; functional, operable, operational, workable; active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, operating, operative

  3. 3 not being in working order <the heating system went kaput on the coldest day of the year> Synonyms down, inoperative, inoperable (also kaputt), malfunctioning, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperatingRelated Words broken; off; deactivated, deadlocked, ineffective, ineffectual, nonproductive, unproductive, unusable, unworkable, uselessNear Antonyms effective, effectual, employable, performing, producing, productive, serving, usable (also useable), useful, viable, workableAntonyms functional, functioning, operable, operant, operating, operational, operative, running, working

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