Synonyms for (noun) dead

Synonyms: dead

Definition: people who are no longer living

Usage: they buried the dead

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience


Synonyms: dead

Definition: a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense

Usage: the dead of winter

Similar words: time

Definition: an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

Usage: he waited a long time; the time of year for planting; he was a great actor in his time

Synonyms for (adjective) dead

Synonyms: dead

Definition: devoid of activity

Usage: this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here

Similar words: inactive

Definition: lacking activity; lying idle or unused

Usage: an inactive mine; inactive accounts; inactive machinery


Synonyms: dead

Definition: physically inactive

Usage: Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range

Similar words: extinct

Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive

Usage: an extinct volcano


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: deceased, departed, gone, asleep, at peace, at rest

Definition: dead

Usage: he is deceased; our dear departed friend


Similar words: assassinated

Definition: murdered by surprise attack for political reasons

Usage: the 20th century has seen too many assassinated leaders


Similar words: exsanguine, exsanguinous, bloodless

Definition: destitute of blood or apparently so

Usage: the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold- John Dryden


Similar words: brain dead

Definition: having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram

Usage: was declared brain dead


Similar words: breathless, pulseless, inanimate

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

Usage: an inanimate body; pulseless and dead


Similar words: cold

Definition: lacking the warmth of life

Usage: cold in his grave


Similar words: d.o.a.

Definition: abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room


Similar words: deathlike, deathly

Definition: having the physical appearance of death

Usage: a deathly pallor


Similar words: defunct

Definition: having ceased to exist or live

Usage: the will of a defunct aunt; a defunct Indian tribe


Similar words: doomed

Definition: marked for certain death

Usage: the black spot told the old sailor he was doomed


Similar words: executed

Definition: put to death as punishment

Usage: claimed the body of the executed traitor


Similar words: fallen

Definition: killed in battle

Usage: to honor fallen soldiers


Similar words: late

Definition: having died recently

Usage: her late husband


Similar words: lifeless, exanimate

Definition: deprived of life; no longer living

Usage: a lifeless body


Similar words: murdered

Definition: killed unlawfully

Usage: the murdered woman; lay a wreath on murdered Lincoln's bier


Similar words: nonviable

Definition: not capable of living or developing successfully


Similar words: slain

Definition: killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"

Usage: a picture of St. George and the slain dragon


Similar words: stillborn

Definition: (of newborn infant) showing no signs of life at birth; not liveborn

Usage: a stillborn baby


Similar words: stone-dead

Definition: as lifeless as a stone


Synonyms: dead

Definition: not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat

Usage: Mars is a dead planet; dead soil; dead coals; the fire is dead

Similar words: extinct, out

Definition: being out or having grown cold

Usage: threw his extinct cigarette into the stream; the fire is out


Similar words: lifeless

Definition: not having the capacity to support life

Usage: a lifeless planet


Similar words: out of play

Definition: (of a ball) "a ball that is out of play is dead"


Synonyms: drained, dead

Definition: drained of electric charge; discharged

Usage: a dead battery; left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained

Similar words: uncharged

Definition: of a particle or body or system; having no charge

Usage: an uncharged particle; an uncharged battery


Synonyms: dead, utter

Definition: complete

Usage: came to a dead stop; utter seriousness

Similar words: complete

Definition: having every necessary or normal part or component or step

Usage: a complete meal; a complete wardrobe; a complete set of the Britannica; a complete set of china; a complete defeat; a complete accounting


Synonyms: dead

Definition: no longer having force or relevance

Usage: a dead issue

Similar words: noncurrent

Definition: not current or belonging to the present time


Synonyms: dead

Definition: out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown

Usage: a dead telephone line; the motor is dead

Similar words: inoperative

Definition: not working or taking effect

Usage: an inoperative law


Synonyms: dead

Definition: lacking resilience or bounce

Usage: a dead tennis ball

Similar words: inelastic

Definition: not elastic

Usage: economists speak of an inelastic price structure


Synonyms: dead

Definition: not surviving in active use

Usage: Latin is a dead language

Similar words: extinct, nonextant

Definition: no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives

Usage: an extinct species of fish; an extinct royal family; extinct laws and customs


Synonyms: stagnant, dead

Definition: not circulating or flowing

Usage: dead air; dead water; stagnant water

Similar words: standing

Definition: (of fluids) not moving or flowing

Usage: mosquitoes breed in standing water


Synonyms: dead

Definition: unerringly accurate

Usage: a dead shot; took dead aim

Similar words: precise

Definition: sharply exact or accurate or delimited

Usage: a precise mind; specified a precise amount; arrived at the precise moment


Synonyms: dead, idle

Definition: not yielding a return

Usage: dead capital; idle funds

Similar words: unprofitable

Definition: producing little or no profit or gain

Usage: deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable


Synonyms: dead

Definition: lacking acoustic resonance

Usage: dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs; the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio

Similar words: unreverberant, nonresonant

Definition: not reverberant; lacking a tendency to reverberate


Synonyms: deadened, dead

Definition: devoid of physical sensation; numb

Usage: 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

Similar words: insensitive

Definition: not responsive to physical stimuli

Usage: insensitive to radiation


Synonyms: numb, dead

Definition: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

Usage: passersby were dead to our plea for help; numb to the cries for mercy

Similar words: insensitive

Definition: deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

Usage: insensitive to the needs of the patients


Synonyms: bushed, all in, beat, dead

Definition: very tired

Usage: 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

Similar words: tired

Definition: depleted of strength or energy

Usage: tired mothers with crying babies; too tired to eat