dead

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. deceased, perished, defunct; lifeless, inanimate; obsolete, extinct. See death, nonexistence, insensibility.Ant., alive, living.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Without life]
Syn. deceased, departed, perished, expired, lifeless, inanimate, brain dead, late, former, defunct, cadaverous, mortified, no longer living, not endowed with life, devoid of life, deprived of life, gone, clinically dead, extinct, in the grave, breathless, still, no more, gone the way of all flesh, gone to one's reward, gone to meet one's Maker, out of one's misery, gone to one's last rest, gone to a better place, gathered to one's fathers, with the saints, beneath the sod, numbered with the dead, bereft of life, at rest, asleep in the Lord, resting in peace, fallen, gone to glory, cut off*, bought the farm*, dead as a doornail*, done for*, gone west*, liquidated*, wasted*, snuffed out*, erased*, gone home in a box*, pushing up daisies*, put to bed with a shovel*, grounded for good*, washed up*, clay-cold*, stone-cold*; see also extinct .
Ant. alive*, animate, enduring.
2. [Without the appearance of life]
Syn. inert, still, stagnant, lifeless; see dead 2 , 4 , 6 .
3. [Numb]
Syn. insensible, deadened, anesthetized; see numb 1 , paralyzed , unconscious 1 .
4. [Extinct]
Syn. ended, extinguished, terminated, obsolete; see extinct .
5. [*Exhausted]
Syn. wearied, worn, spent; see tired .
6. [*Complete]
Syn. final, total, unconditional; see absolute 1 .
Syn.- dead is the general word for someone or something that was alive but is no longer so; deceased and departed are both euphemistic, esp. for one who has recently died, but the former is largely a legal, and the latter a religious, usage; late precedes the name, relationship, or title of one who has died, especially recently [ the late Mr. Green ] or of one who preceded the incumbent in some office or function [ his late employer ] ; defunct , applied to a person, is now somewhat rhetorical or jocular, but it is also commonly used of something that because of failure no longer exists or functions [ a defunct government ] ; extinct is applied to a species, race, etc. that has no living member; inanimate refers to that which has never had life [inanimate rocks ] ; lifeless refers to that which has died or appears dead or to things that exhibit no life or spirit [ her lifeless body, a lifeless painting ] n. [ Usually used with the]
Syn. the departed, the deceased, decedent, one's fathers; see ancestor , body 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. lifeless deceased, expired, passed away, departed, perished, extinct, still, defunct, resting in peace, *pushing up daisies, late, stiff, *gone to meet one's maker, *out of one's misery, *kaput, *gone belly up, *down for the count, *crowbait, *buzzard bait, *stone cold, *worm food, *dead as a coffin nail, *carrion, lost, *on ice.
2. unresponsive flat, apathetic, wooden, paralyzed, numb, emotionless, frigid, unfeeling, insensible, insensate, cool, lukewarm.
3. inoperative not working, out of order, *on the blink.
4. ended extinguished, snuffed out, terminated, squelched, quenched, smothered, finished.
5. unproductive exhausted, unprofitable, sterile, stagnant, useless, barren, spent, worn out.
6. total complete, utter, entire, out-and-out, absolute, sure, downright.
7. boring dull, tiresome, tedious, stale, bland, *blah, vapid.
ANT.: 1. alive, lively, animate. 2. lively, spirited, responsive. 3. operating, working. 4. growing. 5. productive, fruitful, fertile. 6. partial, uncertain. 7. lively, interesting, engrossing, riveting. see death, die
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. No longer alive: asleep, deceased, defunct, departed, extinct, gone, late, lifeless. Idioms: at rest, pushing up daisies. See LIVE. 2. Lacking physical feeling or sensitivity: asleep, insensible, insensitive, numb, unfeeling. See AWARENESS. 3. Extremely tired: bleary, drained, exhausted, fatigued, rundown, spent, tired out, wearied, weariful, weary, worn-down, worn-out. Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out). Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out). Idioms: all in, ready to drop. See HEALTH, TIRED. 4. Completely lacking sensation or consciousness: inanimate, insensate, insentient. See LIVE. 5. No longer in use, force, or operation: defunct, extinct, lost, vanished. See LIVE, NEW. 6. Completely such, without qualification or exception: absolute, all-out, arrant, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, pure, sheer2, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, utter2. Informal: flat-out, positive. Chiefly British: blooming. See BIG, LIMITED. II adverb 1. To the fullest extent: absolutely, all, altogether, completely, entirely, flat, fully, just, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally, utterly, well2, wholly. Informal: clean, clear. Idioms: in to to, through and through. See BIG, LIMITED. 2. In a direct line: direct, directly, due, right, straight, straightaway. See STRAIGHT. 3. With precision or absolute conformity: bang, direct, directly, exactly, fair, flush, just, precisely, right, smack1, square, squarely, straight. Slang: smack-dab. See PRECISE.

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