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Having recently occupied a position or place:
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  1. Having recently occupied a position or place:
  2. Coming, occurring, continuing, or remaining after the correct, usual, or expected time; delayed:
  3. Occurring at an advanced hour, especially well into the evening or night:
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  1. Dead
  2. No longer living; dead.
Bygone; past:
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  1. Bygone; past:
  2. Gone away; past; bygone
  3. No longer living; dead.
Having no living beings
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  1. Having no living beings
  2. Lacking vitality or animation; dull:
  3. That never had life; inanimate
Not animate; not endowed with (animal) life
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  1. Not animate; not endowed with (animal) life
  2. Not being, and never having been alive.
  3. (Grammar) Belonging to the class of nouns that stand for nonliving things:
(Informal) Stupid or dull
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  1. (Informal) Stupid or dull
  2. In the state of, or characterized by, brain death
  3. (Informal) Having little intelligence or interest; stupid or indifferent:
Preceding in time; earlier; past
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  1. Preceding in time; earlier; past
  2. Having been so in the past:
  3. first of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun.
No longer existing or functioning, as because of failure
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  1. No longer existing or functioning, as because of failure
  2. (Now Rare) No longer living; deceased
  3. Having ceased to exist or live:
Emaciated; gaunt:
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  1. Emaciated; gaunt:
  2. Suggestive of death; corpselike:
  3. Of or like a cadaver; esp., pale, ghastly, or gaunt and haggard
Ruined; lost:
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  1. Ruined; lost:
  2. Missing or lost:
  3. No longer alive; dead.
No longer active or burning, as an extinct volcano.
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  1. No longer active or burning, as an extinct volcano.
  2. No longer in existence or use; specif., having no living examples
  3. Having no living members. Species become extinct for many reasons, including climate change, disease, destruction of habitat, local or worldwide natural disasters, and development into new species (speciation). The great majority of species that have ever lived—probably more than 99 percent—are now extinct.
Having no air or breeze; still:
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  1. Having no air or breeze; still:
  2. Excited or tense, often to the point of holding the breath:
  3. Still and heavy, as the air; stifling
Without sound; quiet; silent
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  1. Without sound; quiet; silent
  2. (Film) Designating or of a single posed photograph or a photograph made from a single frame of a filmed sequence or scene, for use as in publicity
  3. Making or characterized by no sound or faint sound:
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  1. Dead
  2. Having come down; dropped
  3. Having lost status or moral reputation; degraded
Having had shirt sleeves or pantlegs shortened by cutting material from the end.
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  1. Having had shirt sleeves or pantlegs shortened by cutting material from the end.
Doomed; without hope of recovery.
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  1. Doomed; without hope of recovery.
(Law) Set; ascertained; made certain by operation of law.
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  1. (Law) Set; ascertained; made certain by operation of law.
Not profitably used or maintained:
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  1. Not profitably used or maintained:
  2. (Slang) Quite intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
  3. Needless or superfluous:
(Heraldry) having the appearance of being forcibly torn off, with parts left jagged or uneven.
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  1. (Heraldry) having the appearance of being forcibly torn off, with parts left jagged or uneven.
(Informal) Tired; exhausted
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  1. (Informal) Tired; exhausted
  2. (Slang) Finished; done for; having failed
  3. No longer successful or needed; finished:
Tending to be physically or mentally inactive; dull; slow
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  1. Tending to be physically or mentally inactive; dull; slow
  2. Having inertia; without power to move, act, or resist
  3. Having or exhibiting little or no activity, esp. chemical activity
Without sound; quiet; silent
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  1. Without sound; quiet; silent
  2. (Film) Designating or of a single posed photograph or a photograph made from a single frame of a filmed sequence or scene, for use as in publicity
  3. Making or characterized by no sound or faint sound:
Showing little or no activity or vitality; inactive or sluggish:
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  1. Showing little or no activity or vitality; inactive or sluggish:
  2. Foul from lack of movement
  3. Not flowing or moving, and often foul-smelling or stale:
Having no living beings
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  1. Having no living beings
  2. Lacking vitality or animation; dull:
  3. That never had life; inanimate
Devoid of physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.
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  1. Devoid of physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.
  2. Imperceptible; inappreciable:
  3. Unaware; unmindful:
No longer in fashion; out-of-date; passé
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  1. No longer in fashion; out-of-date; passé
  2. (Biol.) Rudimentary or poorly developed as compared with its counterpart in other individuals of a related species, the opposite sex, etc.; vestigial
  3. (Biology) Vestigial or rudimentary, especially in comparison with related or ancestral species, as the tailbone of an ape. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.
Showing the effects of worry or anxiety
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  1. Showing the effects of worry or anxiety
  2. Showing the wearing effects of overwork, worry, or suffering:
  3. Affected or damaged by wear or use:
Having been put to use and therefore unavailable for use:
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  1. Having been put to use and therefore unavailable for use:
  2. Consumed, used up, exhausted, depleted.
  3. Depleted or nearly depleted of fissionable material:
Forming or occurring at the end; last:
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  1. Forming or occurring at the end; last:
  2. Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate:
  3. Not to be changed or reconsidered; unalterable:
Constituting the (or a) whole; entire; whole
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  1. Constituting the (or a) whole; entire; whole
  2. Of, relating to, or constituting the whole amount; entire:
  3. Complete; utter; absolute:

Synonym Study

  • Lifeless refers to that which has died or appears dead or to things that exhibit no life or spirit her lifeless body, a lifeless painting
  • Inanimate refers to that which has never had life inanimate rocks
  • Extinct is applied to a species, race, etc. that has no living member
  • Defunct , applied to a person, is now somewhat rhetorical or jocular, but it is also commonly used of something that because of failure no longer exists or functions a defunct government
  • Late precedes the name, relationship, or title of one who has died, especially recently the late Mr. Green or of one who preceded the incumbent in some office or function his late employer
  • Deceased and departed are both euphemistic, esp. for one who has recently died, but the former is largely a legal, and the latter a religious, usage
  • Dead is the general word for someone or something that was alive but is no longer so
Find another word for dead. In this page you can discover 89 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dead, like: late, deprived of life, no more, deceased, departed, perished, expired, lifeless, inanimate, brain-dead and former.