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Synonyms for living
ˈlɪv ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. life, living(noun)

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

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

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

    Antonyms:
    dead, relative, comparative, nonextant, extinct, unrealistic

  2. living(noun)

    people who are still living

    "save your pity for the living"

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

    Antonyms:
    dead, extinct, nonextant, relative, unrealistic, comparative

  3. animation, life, living, aliveness(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    dead, nonextant, extinct, relative, comparative, unrealistic

  4. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    dead, relative, nonextant, extinct, comparative, unrealistic

  5. living(adj)

    pertaining to living persons

    "within living memory"

    Synonyms:
    living(a), surviving

    Antonyms:
    dead, unrealistic, relative, extinct, nonextant, comparative

  6. living(adj)

    true to life; lifelike

    "the living image of her mother"

    Synonyms:
    living(a), surviving

    Antonyms:
    dead, extinct, comparative, relative, nonextant, unrealistic

  7. living(adj)

    (informal) absolute

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

    Synonyms:
    living(a), surviving

    Antonyms:
    dead, nonextant, unrealistic, comparative, extinct, relative

  8. surviving, living(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    living(a), surviving

    Antonyms:
    dead, relative, unrealistic, extinct, nonextant, comparative

  9. living(adj)

    still in active use

    "a living language"

    Synonyms:
    living(a), surviving

    Antonyms:
    dead, unrealistic, nonextant, extinct, comparative, relative

  10. living(a)(adj)

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

    "carved into the living stone";

    Antonyms:
    dead, extinct, relative, comparative, nonextant, unrealistic

Wiktionary

  1. living(noun)

    Antonyms:
    dead, nonliving

  2. living(noun)

    Having life.

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, dead

  3. living(noun)

    In use or existing.

    Hunanese is a living language.

    Antonyms:
    dead, nonliving

  4. living(noun)

    Of everyday life.

    These living conditions are deplorable.

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, dead

  5. living(adjective)

    True to life.

    This is the living image of Fidel Castro.

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, dead

  6. living(adjective)

    He almost beat the living daylights out of me.

    Antonyms:
    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.

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

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. heliotropic

    sun-following

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

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. living(a.)

    Synonyms:
    existing, breathing, live, not dead

  2. living(a.)

    Synonyms:
    active, vigorous, lively

  3. living(n.)

    Synonyms:
    livelihood, maintenance, support, subsistence, keeping, FEED

  4. living(n.)

    Synonyms:
    benefice, ecclesiastical living

  5. living(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mode of life, course of life

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. living(a)

    Synonyms:
    alive, quick, live, quickening, animating

  2. living(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "living":

    life, alive, live, lives, residing, subsistence, livelihood, resident, lifetime, births, vida, iife, vivo, vie, biological, lived, capita, lifestyle, residence, lively

How to pronounce living?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say living in sign language?

  1. living

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How to use living in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Bezos:

    The long-term vision is millions of people living and working in space. We need a space-faring civilization.

  2. John Lennon, "Strawberry Fields":

    Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.

  3. Teerasak Teecayuphan:

    People are complaining about the rising costs of living, of having no money for spending, their patience will gradually run out. Sooner or later this pot will boil over.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    We have no desire to create problems for the new Ukrainian leadership, but to tolerate a situation in which people living in the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk republic are generally deprived of any civil rights, this is already crossing the line from the point of view of human rights.

  5. Christine Molis:

    It's been going on for over a century, and I don't think it's going to stop, not in the world we are living in today.


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