Antonyms for dead:

active, alive, charged, operative, elastic, reverberant, working, profitable, existing, animated, incompletely, incomplete, animate, lively, imprecise, existent, living, live, spirited, part.

Synonyms for dead:

Sense 1

grating, cross-eyed, close-set, numbing, crashing, topspin, phatic, sea, tautological, synonymous, hoarse, soft-spoken, honeyed, nasal, gravelly, wobbly, fagged, straightaway, underhand, modulated, lidded, sotto voce, monosyllabic, orotund, Rheumy, comfortably, polysemous, smack-dab, silvery, proverbial, inflected, sunken, monotonous, disyllabic, strident, tuckered, metaphorical, ringing, fruity, shrill, fatigued, umbrella, guttural, stentorian, beady, strangled, croaky, matter of fact, bloodshot, sesquipedalian, throaty, quietly, unpronounceable, breathy, worn down, disembodied, husky, unrelieved, unmarked, backspin, pop-eyed, adenoidal, tired out, wearied, drowned, Pooped, agglutinative, smoky, linguistic, wheezy, doe-eyed, idiomatic, toneless, figuratively, deep-set, high-pitched, arrant, small, cognate, spoken.

Sense 2

figurative, anesthesia, hollow, bleary, literal, completely, piggy, rough, Strangulated, rundown, rebound, outright, wholly, out-and-out, downright, shuttered, casualty, nonstandard, pidgin, thoroughgoing, totally, painless, Weariful, entirely, bug-eyed, thickly, done in, vanished, insensate, headless, singsong, underarm, brittle, unplayable, thoroughly, raucous, thin, gruff, directly, squarely, weary, creole, altogether, hazel, analgesia.

Sense 3

consummate, unmitigated, literally, comfortable, classical, technical, bouncy, native, worn-out, exhausted, precisely, quite, all-out, flat out, unbounded, unlimited, penetrating, fully, spent, exactly, pure.

Sense 4

unequivocal, thick, thorough, old, liquid, blooming.

Sense 5

unqualified, playable, tight, low, due, damned.

Sense 6

lost, smack.

Sense 7

positive, unreserved.

Sense 8

spin, flush, bang, perfect, complete.

Sense 11


Sense 12


Sense 13


Sense 19


Sense 22



undone, destroyed, kaput.





cadaverous (adjective)


cold (adjective)

matter of fact.

dead (adjective)

Perished, fallen, deceased, Passed, annihilated, bury, d.o.a., departed, sainted, expired, extinct, fatal, parted.

defunct (adjective)

kaput, exanimate.

fatigued (adjective)

played out.

ghostly (adjective)


indifferent, cold (adjective)

flat, anesthetized, numb, Numbed, dull, stagnant, senseless, unfeeling, callous, insipid, torpid, still, tasteless, insensitive, deadened.

inert (adjective)


insensitive (adjective)

anesthetized, dull.

late (adjective)


lost (adjective)


motionless (adjective)

immobile, Resting, unmoving, motionless, inactive, sleeping, stationary, dormant, stagnant, standing, inert, quiet, becalmed, languid, tranquil, vegetative, idle, static, still, at rest, fixed, calm.

no longer alive (adjective)

deceased, done for, bloodless, gone, lifeless, defunct, inanimate, cold, unanimated, breathless, extinct, Perished, departed, late, inert, asleep, expired.

non-living (adjective)

deceased, lifeless, inanimate, non-living, inorganic.

non-resonant (adjective)

muffled, non-resonant, dull, deadened, Damped, mute, silenced, flat.

not working (adjective)

inactive, wearied, spent, vanished, exhausted, tired, lost, barren, bygone, inoperative, unprofitable, worn.

numb (adjective)


old (adjective)


past (adjective)


senseless (adjective)

faint, aloof, unconscious, oblivious, unfeeling, trance-like, soporific, blacked out, narcotic, insensitive, comatose, numb, insensible, anesthetized, unperceptive, insentient, callous, dull, senseless, swooning.

completely, totally (adverb)

wholly, entirely, exactly, due, directly, absolutely.

Sense 5 (noun)

fagged, spent, wearied, tired out, tired, brittle, bleary, fruity, breathy, tuckered, exhausted, worn down, disembodied, rundown, Weariful, Pooped, adenoidal, done in, grating, worn-out, croaky, weary, fatigued.

Sense 6 (noun)

insensate, disyllabic, agglutinative, figuratively, classical, figurative, idiomatic, creole, cognate.

Sense 7 (noun)

lost, vanished.

Sense 13 (noun)

long, topspin, underarm, backspin, spin, playable, rebound, bouncy.

dead (noun)

exactly, tired out, extinct, insensitive, exhausted, inanimate, total, absolutely, unfeeling, exanimate, perfect, downright, insentient, defunct, complete, perfectly, thoroughly, precisely, thorough, totally, dull, numb, outright, absolute, quiet, utter, gone, Perished, inert, cold, lifeless, torpid, deceased, entirely, insensate, quite, knackered, utterly, tired, very, late, completely, unqualified, departed.

exhausted (noun)

spent, tired, wearied, worn.

complete (verb)

unconditional, absolute, total.

defeated (verb)

done for.

Usage examples for dead:

  • I wish he was dead, I do. - "The Potato Child and Others", Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury.
  • But tell me, is he dead? - "Tempest and Sunshine", Mary J. Holmes.
  • It was I who found Collishaw- dead. - "The Paradise Mystery", J. S. Fletcher.

Word of the day

nettle-leaved goosefoot

Nettleleaf Goosefoot, Chenopodium Murale, Nettleleaf Goosefoot, Chenopodium Murale, Nettleleaf Goosefoot.