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Synonyms for dead
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  1. deadadjective

    Synonyms:
    deceased

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  2. deadadjective

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  3. deadnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  4. deadnoun

    No longer living.

    He hit the target dead in the centre.

    Synonyms:
    deceased

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  5. deadadjective

    Very, absolutely, extremely, suddenly.

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

    Synonyms:
    deceased

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  6. deadadjective

    So hated that they are absolutely ignored.

    He is dead to me.

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  7. deadadjective

    Without emotion.

    She stood with dead face and limp arms, unresponsive to my plea.

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  8. deadadjective

    the dead load on the floor; a dead lift.

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  9. deadadjective

    dead air; a dead glass of soda.

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  10. deadadjective

    dead time; dead fields; also in compounds.

    Antonyms:
    living, alive

  11. deadadjective

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

  12. deadadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    alive, living

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadnoun

    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. deadadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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)adjective

    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. deadadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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)adjective

    (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, deadenedadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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, idleadjective

    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), stagnantadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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. deadadjective

    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), utteradjective

    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, drainedadjective

    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. deadadverb

    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, deadadverb

    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, deadadverb

    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

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  1. deceased

    Submitted by acronimous on April 29, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deadadjective

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

  2. deadadjective

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

  3. deadadjective

    Synonyms:
    vapid, tasteless, insipid, flat

  4. deadadjective

    Synonyms:
    unemployed, useless, unprofitable

  5. deadadjective

    Synonyms:
    entire, complete, total

  6. deadnoun

    Synonyms:
    depth, gloomiest period

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deadadjective

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Dead":

    Per Yngve Ohlin

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. DEAD

    Synonyms:
    Dying Experiences At Dartmouth

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How to use dead in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.

  2. Pierre Corneille:

    Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead

  3. Ted Olson:

    We weren't in a position to know that we were having last words because all of a sudden the phone went dead, and I suppose that was about the point at which [the plane] was actually crashing into the Pentagon.

  4. Semih Yalcin:

    Just a few comments suggesting it's dead is not adequate. It should be declared by the prime minister.

  5. Deon Joseph:

    I thought he was dead, i pulled his sleeve and maggots and flies came out. He'd been lying there for a while. There were dozens of people around and nobody called an ambulance for him, nobody.


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