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Synonyms for dead
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dead(noun)

    people who are no longer living

    "they buried the dead"

    Antonyms:
    living, profitable, active, running(a), living(a), in play(p), alive(p), sensitive, extant, live, elastic, viable, operative, incomplete, rested, vital, current, charged, liveborn, imprecise, uncomplete, reverberant

  2. dead(adj)

    a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense

    "the dead of winter"

    Antonyms:
    living, active, profitable, live, living(a), operative, sensitive, liveborn, imprecise, elastic, extant, vital, reverberant, alive(p), uncomplete, viable, in play(p), current, incomplete, rested, charged, running(a)

  3. dead(adj)

    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life

    "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, imprecise, active, reverberant, sensitive, charged, uncomplete, profitable, live, rested, viable, in play(p), running(a), current, incomplete, elastic, alive(p), operative, liveborn, extant, living(a), vital

  4. dead(adj)

    not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat

    "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, elastic, uncomplete, imprecise, alive(p), active, running(a), current, live, living(a), charged, viable, liveborn, sensitive, profitable, rested, incomplete, in play(p), reverberant, operative, vital, extant

  5. all in(p), beat(p), bushed(p), dead(p)(adj)

    very tired

    "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"

    Antonyms:
    living, living(a), sensitive, charged, active, current, operative, live, reverberant, liveborn, elastic, rested, running(a), in play(p), vital, profitable, alive(p), imprecise, incomplete, uncomplete, viable, extant

  6. dead(adj)

    unerringly accurate

    "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, in play(p), operative, living(a), rested, alive(p), active, extant, live, viable, profitable, liveborn, uncomplete, reverberant, sensitive, incomplete, charged, vital, current, imprecise, running(a), elastic

  7. dead(adj)

    physically inactive

    "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, current, rested, extant, alive(p), in play(p), living(a), operative, sensitive, active, incomplete, vital, live, elastic, imprecise, liveborn, profitable, running(a), uncomplete, reverberant, charged, viable

  8. dead(p), numb(p)(adj)

    (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

    "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"

    Antonyms:
    living, current, in play(p), running(a), active, charged, extant, vital, live, uncomplete, viable, sensitive, operative, living(a), alive(p), imprecise, reverberant, elastic, profitable, rested, incomplete, liveborn

  9. dead, deadened(adj)

    devoid of physical sensation; numb

    "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, viable, rested, in play(p), sensitive, active, living(a), liveborn, live, current, uncomplete, alive(p), charged, running(a), incomplete, profitable, vital, imprecise, elastic, operative, extant, reverberant

  10. dead(adj)

    lacking acoustic resonance

    "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, alive(p), profitable, uncomplete, operative, sensitive, active, in play(p), incomplete, living(a), current, imprecise, live, charged, liveborn, vital, reverberant, viable, elastic, extant, rested, running(a)

  11. dead, idle(adj)

    not yielding a return

    "dead capital"; "idle funds"

    Synonyms:
    dead(a), wild, bushed(p), out of work, unused, jobless, light, idle, deadened, drained, loose, groundless, utter, beat(p), numb(p), dead(p), unfounded, baseless, stagnant, all in(p), unwarranted

    Antonyms:
    living, current, imprecise, elastic, extant, active, liveborn, alive(p), running(a), operative, reverberant, living(a), uncomplete, charged, rested, vital, profitable, incomplete, in play(p), live, sensitive, viable

  12. dead(a), stagnant(adj)

    not circulating or flowing

    "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"

    Antonyms:
    living, incomplete, operative, current, sensitive, rested, elastic, reverberant, viable, live, liveborn, active, living(a), in play(p), running(a), vital, extant, alive(p), profitable, uncomplete, charged, imprecise

  13. dead(adj)

    not surviving in active use

    "Latin is a dead language"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, reverberant, rested, viable, living(a), incomplete, uncomplete, live, elastic, operative, sensitive, profitable, extant, in play(p), vital, charged, active, current, liveborn, imprecise, running(a), alive(p)

  14. dead(adj)

    lacking resilience or bounce

    "a dead tennis ball"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, alive(p), operative, vital, live, viable, living(a), sensitive, active, profitable, in play(p), incomplete, charged, liveborn, current, elastic, reverberant, uncomplete, imprecise, extant, running(a), rested

  15. dead(adj)

    out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown

    "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, running(a), sensitive, live, rested, living(a), elastic, reverberant, liveborn, charged, current, active, viable, vital, imprecise, alive(p), uncomplete, incomplete, operative, in play(p), profitable, extant

  16. dead(adj)

    no longer having force or relevance

    "a dead issue"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, imprecise, active, profitable, sensitive, live, vital, uncomplete, reverberant, alive(p), extant, incomplete, charged, living(a), operative, viable, current, in play(p), elastic, running(a), liveborn, rested

  17. dead(a), utter(adj)

    complete

    "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness"

    Antonyms:
    living, incomplete, liveborn, rested, profitable, imprecise, viable, living(a), operative, current, in play(p), elastic, extant, vital, active, running(a), live, reverberant, sensitive, alive(p), uncomplete, charged

  18. dead, drained(adj)

    drained of electric charge; discharged

    "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, knackered, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, active, sensitive, live, running(a), operative, viable, incomplete, rested, imprecise, extant, living(a), current, liveborn, uncomplete, alive(p), in play(p), reverberant, elastic, charged, profitable, vital

  19. dead(adverb)

    devoid of activity

    "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"

    Synonyms:
    bushed(p), numb(p), dead(p), dead(a), idle, deadened, stagnant, drained, all in(p), utter, beat(p)

    Antonyms:
    living, profitable, sensitive, active, extant, liveborn, imprecise, alive(p), in play(p), living(a), running(a), live, reverberant, elastic, operative, incomplete, vital, current, rested, charged, viable, uncomplete

  20. abruptly, suddenly, short, dead(adverb)

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"

    Synonyms:
    shortly, curtly, on the spur of the moment, perfectly, suddenly, short, absolutely, of a sudden, utterly, unawares, abruptly, all of a sudden

    Antonyms:
    living, running(a), sensitive, elastic, charged, active, rested, uncomplete, liveborn, extant, living(a), imprecise, live, vital, viable, current, alive(p), incomplete, reverberant, operative, in play(p), profitable

  21. absolutely, perfectly, utterly, dead(adverb)

    completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers

    "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"

    Synonyms:
    absolutely, suddenly, utterly, perfectly, short, abruptly

    Antonyms:
    living, live, in play(p), operative, active, viable, running(a), imprecise, vital, living(a), sensitive, incomplete, extant, reverberant, current, elastic, liveborn, charged, profitable, alive(p), uncomplete, rested

Wiktionary

  1. dead(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    deceased

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  2. dead(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  3. dead(noun)

    Once the ball crosses the foul line, it’s dead.

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  4. dead(noun)

    Full and complete.

    All of my grandparents are dead.

    Synonyms:
    deceased

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  5. dead(adjective)

    Figuratively, not alive; lacking life

    dead center; dead aim; a dead eye; a dead level

    Synonyms:
    deceased

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  6. dead(adjective)

    Experiencing pins and needles (paresthesia).

    He is dead to me.

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  7. dead(adjective)

    Without emotion.

    You come back here this instant! Oh, when I get my hands on you, you're dead, mister!

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  8. dead(adjective)

    the dead load on the floor; a dead lift.

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  9. dead(adjective)

    dead air; a dead glass of soda.

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  10. dead(adjective)

    dead time; dead fields; also in compounds.

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  11. dead(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  12. dead(adjective)

    That monitor is dead; don’t bother hooking it up.

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dead

    Synonyms:
    deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Antonyms:
    active, alert, alive, animate, animated, breathing, brisk, existent, existing, live, lively, living, quick, subsisting, vivacious

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dead

    Synonyms:
    defunct, deceased, departed, gone, inanimate, lifeless, insensible, heavy, unconscious, dull, spiritless, cheerless, deserted, torpid, still

    Antonyms:
    vital, living, animate, vivacious, susceptible, alive, joyous, stirring, thronged, bustling

Editors Contribution

  1. deceased

    Submitted by acronimous on April 29, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dead(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lifeless, breathless, inanimate, deceased, defunct, departed, gone, gone to one's last home, gathered to one's fathers

  2. dead(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dull, frigid, cold, torpid, inert, unfeeling, callous, obtuse, indifferent, lukewarm

  3. dead(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vapid, tasteless, insipid, flat

  4. dead(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unemployed, useless, unprofitable

  5. dead(a.)

    Synonyms:
    entire, complete, total

  6. dead(n.)

    Synonyms:
    depth, gloomiest period

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dead(a)

    Synonyms:
    lifeless, deceased, inanimate, defunct, extinct, departed, inert, obtuse, impassive, callous, torpid, unfeeling, subdued

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. DEAD

    Synonyms:
    Dying Experiences At Dartmouth

How to pronounce dead?

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How to use dead in a sentence?

  1. Pastor Bennett:

    That's the part that bothered me that they didn't have the heart to even think about, was I alive or dead? they just took off and that bothered me more than anything else. That all they wanted to do was get away and they didn't care.

  2. Ursula Miodowski:

    The Japanese decided to destroy Manila. They were going to give them a dead city, they set about doing that, they burned, they killed.

  3. Bill Johnson:

    We have a biblical precedent. Jesus raised the dead. Not only that he introduced himself as the resurrection and the life, were kind of in the middle of that journey right now.

  4. Christian Nevell Bovee:

    The busiest of living agents are certain dead men's thoughts.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.


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