Antonyms of adj vital

4 senses of vital

Sense 1
critical, vital -- (urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest")

INDIRECT (VIA indispensable) -> dispensable -- (capable of being dispensed with or done without; "dispensable items of personal property")

Sense 2
vital, life-sustaining -- (performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise")

INDIRECT (VIA essential) -> inessential, unessential -- (not basic or fundamental)

Sense 3
full of life, lively, vital -- (full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world")

INDIRECT (VIA animated) -> unanimated -- (not animated or enlivened; dull)

Sense 4
vital -- (manifesting or characteristic of life; "a vital, living organism"; "vital signs")

INDIRECT (VIA alive) -> dead -- (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")

Similarity of adj vital

4 senses of vital

Sense 1
critical, vital -- (urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest")
       => indispensable (vs. dispensable) -- (not to be dispensed with; essential; "foods indispensable to good nutrition")

Sense 2
vital, life-sustaining -- (performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise")
       => essential (vs. inessential) -- (basic and fundamental; "the essential feature")

Sense 3
full of life, lively, vital -- (full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world")
       => animated (vs. unanimated), alive -- (having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news")

Sense 4
vital -- (manifesting or characteristic of life; "a vital, living organism"; "vital signs")
       => 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")

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