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Synonyms for living
ˈlɪv ɪŋliv·ing

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  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Contribution

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  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. Christina Fallin:

    Yesterday, after we received a question about regulations, I asked my staff to double check if there might be any codes or zoning rules concerning personal trailers, we found that the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission rules prohibits living in trailers, even temporarily, on state property.

  2. Gavin Naylor:

    They are archetypal, typical looking sharks like a great reef or bull shark. They sort of look like that but they have tiny little eyes and big broad fins, these are adaption for living in very turbid water. If you have a look where these things live, the visibility is about an inch. It’s completely muddy water.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    When you write and when you read, you are living in a different world.

  4. Olena Zelenska:

    I grew up in Kryvyi Rih, I have been living in this country all my life, and I understand how many problems we have got, but if I'm going to grab onto everything, it won't work, so our team decided to focus on specific tasks: children's health, equal opportunities for all Ukrainians and cultural diplomacy.

  5. Mark Viney:

    Over the last few years, it's become abundantly clear that all living animals are full of bacteria and viruses, that's the normal state of animals, and it's true of humans as well, and the vast majority of these bacteria and viruses are harmless.

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