Definition of Lifeless

1. Adjective. Deprived of life; no longer living. "A lifeless body"

Exact synonyms: Exanimate
Similar to: Dead
Derivative terms: Lifelessness



2. Adjective. Destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings. "After the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed hollowly"
Similar to: Empty
Derivative terms: Lifelessness

3. Adjective. Lacking animation or excitement or activity. "It was a lifeless party until she arrived"
Similar to: Unanimated
Derivative terms: Lifelessness, Lifelessness

4. Adjective. Not having the capacity to support life. "A lifeless planet"
Similar to: Dead
Derivative terms: Lifelessness

Definition of Lifeless

1. a. Destitute of life, or deprived of life; not containing, or inhabited by, living beings or vegetation; dead, or apparently dead; spiritless; powerless; dull; as, a lifeless carcass; lifeless matter; a lifeless desert; a lifeless wine; a lifeless story.

Definition of Lifeless

1. Adjective. inanimate; having no life ¹

2. Adjective. dead; having lost life ¹

3. Adjective. uninhabited, or incapable of supporting life ¹

4. Adjective. dull or lacking vitality ¹

5. Adjective. departed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lifeless

1. having no life [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lifeless

lifeforms
lifeful
lifegiving
lifeguard
lifeguarded
lifeguarding
lifeguards
lifehack
lifehacking
lifehacks
lifehold
lifeholds
lifejacket
lifejacketed
lifejackets
lifeless (current term)
lifelessly
lifelessness
lifelessnesses
lifelike
lifelikeness
lifelikenesses
lifeline
lifelines
lifelog
lifelogger
lifelogging
lifelong
lifelore
lifely

Literary usage of Lifeless

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1. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1917)
"Primordial environment—the lifeless water. Salt as a measure of the age of the ocean. Primordial chemical environment. Primordial environment—the atmosphere ..."

2. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Of plants that possess properties affecting lifeless objects. XVIII. Herbs and shrubs,2 as has been said, have many virtues which are shown in their effects ..."

3. Paradise Lost by John Milton, Egerton Brydges (1851)
"... by the heavenly page, I have sunk lifeless at its rays sublime. Oft did I panse, and oft despondent turn'd, Ere yet I entered on the dread ..."

4. A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century by John Theodore Merz (1903)
"... exists between dealing with a application vast number of lifeless and of ... must be different from those referring to stable, lifeless assemblages. ..."

5. Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America: During by John Davis (1909)
"... lifeless rests beneath the clay-cold ground, O'er which grim spectres take ... story of impending woes: Now lifeless rest, yet bleeding from the wound, ..."

6. The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal by Francis Asbury (1821)
"We had a decent, lifeless congregation at the courthouse on the Plains. ... playing in the galleries ; and the aged below seemed to be heavy and lifeless. ..."

7. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"The various objects on the surface of the earth may be divided into two great classes, the living and the lifeless; the former being characterized by the ..."

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