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dead

 
 
pronunciation:
ded
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: deader, deadest
definition 1: lacking normal life functions; not alive.
My grandmother is living, but my grandfather is dead.I forgot to water that plant and now it's dead.He's sad because of his dead goldfish.
synonyms:
deceased
antonyms:
alive, live, living
similar words:
asleep, carrion, defunct, departed, done for, expired, extinct, gone, inanimate, late, lifeless
definition 2: resembling death.
She collapsed in a dead faint.
similar words:
asleep, comatose, impassive, insensate, insensible, insensitive, lifeless, numb, unconscious
definition 3: useless or inactive.
I tried to make a call but the phone was dead.
synonyms:
inoperative
antonyms:
live, viable
similar words:
broken, defunct, extinct, out of commission, out of whack, spent, useless
definition 4: extremely worn-out; exhausted.
I was dead when I got home, and I went straight to bed.
synonyms:
beat, exhausted, pooped, worn-out
similar words:
fatigued, prostrate, spent, tired
definition 5: without capacity to feel emotions.
He felt dead inside after his wife left.
similar words:
apathetic, cold, impassive, insensate, insensible, numb, unemotional
definition 6: without spirit, brilliance, or movement.
The critic wrote that the performance was dead.The club is often dead on Wednesday nights.
synonyms:
lifeless
antonyms:
alive, lively
similar words:
dry, dull, flat, insipid, lackluster, stagnant, tedious, tired, vapid
definition 7: no longer of any consequence.
That's a dead issue and we no longer need to discuss it.
antonyms:
live
similar words:
defunct, moot, obsolete, passť, useless
definition 8: of a language, no longer being spoken.
Latin is a dead language, although it is still of importance.
synonyms:
defunct, extinct
antonyms:
living
similar words:
obsolete
definition 9: precise; exact.
The arrow hit the target at dead center.
synonyms:
exact, precise
similar words:
unerring
definition 10: of a ball in certain sports, not in play.
The ball was called dead.
similar words:
out of bounds
definition 11: not acoustically resonant.
a dead spot
synonyms:
anechoic
definition 12: unconnected to an electrical source or having no charge.
dead batteries
antonyms:
live
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a pl. verb) those who are dead (prec. by the).
The dead live on in our memories.
synonyms:
deceased, departed
antonyms:
living, quick
definition 2: the most intensely dark or cold period.
I heard a noise in the dead of night.I don't know why they decided to go there in the dead of winter.
synonyms:
depth
similar words:
deep, middle, midst
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: deader, deadest
definition 1: completely; exactly.
He was dead wrong in his estimate.
synonyms:
absolutely, completely, entirely, thoroughly, totally, utterly
similar words:
exactly
definition 2: abruptly.
He stopped dead when he saw her.
synonyms:
abruptly, suddenly
similar words:
quickly
derivation: deadness (n.)
Word Builder: dead +
  • deadly:
    causing death.