Antonyms of adj defunct

2 senses of defunct

Sense 1
defunct -- (no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct law"; "a defunct organization")

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

Sense 2
defunct -- (having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe")

INDIRECT (VIA dead) -> alive, live -- (possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary")

Similarity of adj defunct

2 senses of defunct

Sense 1
defunct -- (no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct law"; "a defunct organization")
       => inoperative (vs. operative) -- (not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law")

Sense 2
defunct -- (having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe")
       => 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")

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