Antonyms of noun dead

1 of 2 senses of dead

Sense 1
dead -- (people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead")
       Antonym of living (Sense 2)
      => living -- (people who are still living; "save your pity for the living")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dead

2 senses of dead

Sense 1
dead -- (people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 2
dead -- (a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter")
       => time -- (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time")

Antonyms of adj dead

17 senses of dead

Sense 1
dead (vs. alive) -- (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin")

alive(predicate) (vs. dead), live -- (possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary")
        => liveborn -- ((of newborn infant) showing signs of life after birth; not stillborn; "a liveborn baby")
        => viable -- (capable of life or normal growth and development; "viable seeds"; "a viable fetus")
        => vital -- (manifesting or characteristic of life; "a vital, living organism"; "vital signs")

Sense 2
dead (vs. live) -- (not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead")

live (vs. dead) -- (exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play")
        => in play (predicate) -- (of a ball; "the ball is still in play")
        => living (prenominal) -- ((used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; "carved into the living stone";)

Sense 3
all in (predicate), beat (predicate), bushed (predicate), dead (predicate) -- (very tired; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA tired) -> rested -- (not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing; "came back rested from her vacation")

Sense 4
dead -- (unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim")

INDIRECT (VIA precise) -> imprecise -- (not precise; "imprecise astronomical observations"; "the terms he used were imprecise and emotional")

Sense 5
dead -- (physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range")

INDIRECT (VIA extinct) -> active -- ((of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting)

Sense 6
dead (predicate), numb (predicate) -- ((followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy")

INDIRECT (VIA insensitive) -> sensitive -- (being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs")

Sense 7
dead, deadened -- (devoid of physical sensation; numb; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA insensitive) -> sensitive -- (responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light")

Sense 8
dead -- (lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio")

INDIRECT (VIA unreverberant) -> reverberant -- (having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon")

Sense 9
dead, idle -- (not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds")

INDIRECT (VIA unprofitable) -> profitable -- (yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market")

Sense 10
dead (prenominal), stagnant -- (not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water")

INDIRECT (VIA standing) -> running -- ((of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water")

Sense 11
dead -- (not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language")

INDIRECT (VIA extinct) -> extant -- (still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd)

Sense 12
dead -- (lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball")

INDIRECT (VIA inelastic) -> elastic -- (capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk")

Sense 13
dead -- (out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead")

INDIRECT (VIA inoperative) -> operative -- (being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system")

Sense 14
dead -- (no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue")

INDIRECT (VIA noncurrent) -> current -- (occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position")

Sense 15
dead (prenominal), utter -- (complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness")

INDIRECT (VIA complete) -> incomplete, uncomplete -- (not complete or total; not completed; "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass")

Sense 16
dead, drained -- (drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained")

INDIRECT (VIA uncharged) -> charged -- (of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge; "charged particles"; "a charged battery")

Sense 17
dead -- (devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here")

INDIRECT (VIA inactive) -> active -- (full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account")

Similarity of adj dead

17 senses of dead

Sense 1
dead (vs. alive) -- (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin")
       => asleep (predicate), at peace (predicate), at rest (predicate), deceased, departed, gone -- (dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend")
       => assassinated -- (murdered by surprise attack for political reasons; "the 20th century has seen too many assassinated leaders")
       => bloodless, exsanguine, exsanguinous -- (destitute of blood or apparently so; "the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden)
       => brain dead -- (having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram; "was declared brain dead")
       => breathless, inanimate, pulseless -- (appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead")
       => cold -- (lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave")
       => d.o.a. -- (abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room)
       => deathlike, deathly -- (having the physical appearance of death; "a deathly pallor")
       => defunct -- (having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe")
       => doomed -- (marked for certain death; "the black spot told the old sailor he was doomed")
       => executed -- (put to death as punishment; "claimed the body of the executed traitor")
       => fallen -- (killed in battle; "to honor fallen soldiers")
       => late (prenominal) -- (having died recently; "her late husband")
       => lifeless, exanimate -- (deprived of life; no longer living; "a lifeless body")
       => murdered -- (killed unlawfully; "the murdered woman"; "lay a wreath on murdered Lincoln's bier")
       => nonviable -- (not capable of living or developing successfully)
       => slain -- (killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"; "a picture of St. George and the slain dragon")
       => stillborn -- ((of newborn infant) showing no signs of life at birth; not liveborn; "a stillborn baby")
       => stone-dead -- (as lifeless as a stone)

Sense 2
dead (vs. live) -- (not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead")
       => extinct, out (predicate) -- (being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out")
       => lifeless -- (not having the capacity to support life; "a lifeless planet")
       => out of play (predicate) -- ((of a ball) "a ball that is out of play is dead")
          Also See-> extinct#2

Sense 3
all in (predicate), beat (predicate), bushed (predicate), dead (predicate) -- (very tired; "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")
       => tired (vs. rested) -- (depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat")

Sense 4
dead -- (unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim")
       => precise (vs. imprecise) -- (sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment")

Sense 5
dead -- (physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range")
       => extinct (vs. active) -- ((of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano")

Sense 6
dead (predicate), numb (predicate) -- ((followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy")
       => insensitive (vs. sensitive) -- (deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients")

Sense 7
dead, deadened -- (devoid of physical sensation; numb; "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")
       => insensitive (vs. sensitive) -- (not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation")

Sense 8
dead -- (lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio")
       => unreverberant (vs. reverberant), nonresonant -- (not reverberant; lacking a tendency to reverberate)

Sense 9
dead, idle -- (not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds")
       => unprofitable (vs. profitable) -- (producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable")

Sense 10
dead (prenominal), stagnant -- (not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water")
       => standing (prenominal) (vs. running) -- ((of fluids) not moving or flowing; "mosquitoes breed in standing water")

Sense 11
dead -- (not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language")
       => extinct (vs. extant), nonextant -- (no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives; "an extinct species of fish"; "an extinct royal family"; "extinct laws and customs")

Sense 12
dead -- (lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball")
       => inelastic (vs. elastic) -- (not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure")

Sense 13
dead -- (out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead")
       => inoperative (vs. operative) -- (not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law")

Sense 14
dead -- (no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue")
       => noncurrent (vs. current) -- (not current or belonging to the present time)

Sense 15
dead (prenominal), utter -- (complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness")
       => complete (vs. incomplete) -- (having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting")

Sense 16
dead, drained -- (drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained")
       => uncharged (vs. charged) -- (of a particle or body or system; having no charge; "an uncharged particle"; "an uncharged battery")

Sense 17
dead -- (devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here")
       => inactive (vs. active) -- (lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery")

Synonyms of adv dead

2 senses of dead

Sense 1
abruptly, suddenly, short, dead -- (quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly")

Sense 2
absolutely, perfectly, utterly, dead -- (completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right")

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