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

1 sense of slain

Sense 1
slain -- (people who have been slain (as in battle))
       => dead -- (people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb slay

1 sense of slay

Sense 1
murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove -- (kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Antonyms of adj slain

1 sense of slain

Sense 1
slain -- (killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"; "a picture of St. George and the slain dragon")

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 slain

1 sense of slain

Sense 1
slain -- (killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"; "a picture of St. George and the slain dragon")
       => 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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