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Synonyms for living
ˈlɪv ɪŋliv·ing

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. livingnoun

    dead, nonliving

  2. livingnoun

    Having life.

    nonliving, dead

  3. livingadjective

    In use or existing.

    Hunanese is a living language.

    dead, nonliving

  4. livingnoun

    A style of life.

    These living conditions are deplorable.

    nonliving, dead

  5. livingadjective

    True to life.

    This is the living image of Fidel Castro.

    nonliving, dead

  6. livingadjective

    He almost beat the living daylights out of me.

    nonliving, dead

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. living

    Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle," Tennyson Princess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.

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

    dead, deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. life, livingnoun

    the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities

    "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"

    liveliness, animation, keep, support, life, bread and butter, sprightliness, life-time, lifespan, spirit, life sentence, sustenance, life history, aliveness, lifetime, biography, livelihood, life story

    dead, relative, comparative, nonextant, extinct, unrealistic

  2. livingnoun

    people who are still living

    "save your pity for the living"

    sustenance, aliveness, livelihood, support, life, keep, bread and butter, animation

    dead, extinct, nonextant, relative, unrealistic, comparative

  3. animation, life, living, alivenessnoun

    the condition of living or the state of being alive

    "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

    brio, liveliness, animateness, animation, life-time, keep, support, life, bread and butter, vivification, sprightliness, lifespan, spirit, life sentence, invigoration, sustenance, life history, liveness, spiritedness, aliveness, lifetime, biography, vitality, livelihood, life story

    dead, nonextant, extinct, relative, comparative, unrealistic

  4. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenanceadjective

    the financial means whereby one lives

    "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

    support, backup, supporting, reinforcement, sustainment, backing, funding, nutrition, nutriment, financial support, keep, accompaniment, alimentation, reenforcement, victuals, life, bread and butter, hold, dungeon, musical accompaniment, maintenance, aliment, sustenance, animation, donjon, sustentation, upkeep, financial backing, documentation, nourishment, livelihood, aliveness

    dead, relative, nonextant, extinct, comparative, unrealistic

  5. livingadjective

    pertaining to living persons

    "within living memory"

    living(a), surviving

    dead, unrealistic, relative, extinct, nonextant, comparative

  6. livingadjective

    true to life; lifelike

    "the living image of her mother"

    living(a), surviving

    dead, extinct, comparative, relative, nonextant, unrealistic

  7. livingadjective

    (informal) absolute

    "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"

    living(a), surviving

    dead, nonextant, unrealistic, comparative, extinct, relative

  8. surviving, livingadjective

    still in existence

    "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"

    living(a), surviving

    dead, relative, unrealistic, extinct, nonextant, comparative

  9. livingadjective

    still in active use

    "a living language"

    living(a), surviving

    dead, unrealistic, nonextant, extinct, comparative, relative

  10. living(a)adjective

    (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried

    "carved into the living stone";

    dead, extinct, relative, comparative, nonextant, unrealistic

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Editors Contribution4.7 / 3 votes

  1. heliotropic


    the sun-seeking tourists reminded him of the heliotropic plants.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. livingadjective

    existing, breathing, live, not dead

  2. livingadjective

    active, vigorous, lively

  3. livingnoun

    livelihood, maintenance, support, subsistence, keeping, FEED

  4. livingnoun

    benefice, ecclesiastical living

  5. livingnoun

    mode of life, course of life

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. livingadjective

    alive, quick, live, quickening, animating

  2. livingnoun

    life, existence, being, livelihood, sustenance, subsistence, maintenance, benefice

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How to use living in a sentence?

  1. Doug Larson:

    What some people mistake for the high cost of living is really the cost of high living.

  2. Karl Kopp:

    Thousands of people are living in limbo and thousands are living in tent camps as winter approaches, this is the way they were living in Greece when they first arrived in Europe.

  3. Larry Kramer:

    We're all going to go crazy, living this epidemic every minute, while the rest of the world goes on out there, all around us, as if nothing is happening, going on with their own lives and not knowing what it's like, what we're going through. We're living through war, but where they're living it's peacetime, and we're all in the same country.

  4. Liv Ullmann:

    There is so much we have in common today with what was happening then, although it looks different today, the unfairness of how people are living today, compared to the unfairness of how people were living then, it is not better today.

  5. Hovsep kazezian:

    If You Are Stressed, You Are Living the Past. If You Are Anxious, You Are Living in the Future. If You Are at Peace, You Are Living in the Present. Hovsep kazezian www.Hkazezian.com

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