Synonyms for (adjective) breathless

Synonyms: breathless, pulseless, inanimate

Definition: appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse

Usage: an inanimate body; pulseless and dead

Similar words: dead

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

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


Synonyms: breathless, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic

Definition: not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty

Usage: breathless at thought of what I had done; breathless from running; followed the match with breathless interest

Similar words: asphyxiating

Definition: tending to deprive of oxygen

Usage: asphyxiating gasses


Similar words: suffocating, suffocative, smothering

Definition: causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

Usage: the choking June dust; the smothering soft voices; smothering heat; the room was suffocating--hot and airless


Similar words: short-winded, blown, winded, pursy

Definition: breathing laboriously or convulsively


Synonyms: breathless, breathtaking

Definition: tending to cause suspension of regular breathing

Usage: a breathless flight; breathtaking adventure

Similar words: exciting

Definition: creating or arousing excitement

Usage: an exciting account of her trip