Antonyms

1. stone-dead

adjective. as lifeless as a stone.

Antonyms

  • living

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2. metaphor

noun. ['ˈmɛtəfɔr'] a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity.

Synonyms

  • synesthetic metaphor
  • image
  • frozen metaphor
  • dead metaphor
  • figure
  • mixed metaphor
  • trope

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • metaphora (Latin)
  • μεταφορά (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. dead

adjective. ['ˈdɛd'] no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life.

Synonyms

  • inanimate
  • defunct
  • gone
  • late
  • stillborn
  • aliveness
  • brain dead
  • assassinated
  • breathless
  • living
  • departed
  • pulseless
  • fallen
  • deathly
  • lifeless
  • bloodless
  • at rest
  • slain
  • asleep
  • d.o.a.
  • deathlike
  • doomed
  • stone-dead
  • deceased
  • at peace
  • exsanguine
  • executed
  • murdered
  • nonviable
  • life
  • vitality
  • cold
  • exsanguinous
  • exanimate

Antonyms

  • spirited
  • inactiveness
  • spiritless
  • inanimateness

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. dead

noun. ['ˈdɛd'] people who are no longer living.

Synonyms

  • decedent
  • people
  • dead soul
  • deceased person
  • deceased
  • dead person
  • departed

Antonyms

  • death
  • ill health
  • warm
  • unfrozen

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. dead

adjective. ['ˈdɛd'] not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat.

Synonyms

  • out of play
  • extinct
  • lifeless

Antonyms

  • live
  • inactivity
  • animate
  • future

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. dead

adjective. ['ˈdɛd'] very tired.

Synonyms

  • all in
  • tired
  • bushed

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • bloody
  • human
  • awake

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. dead

adjective. ['ˈdɛd'] physically inactive.

Antonyms

  • nonexistence

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. dead

adjective. ['ˈdɛd'] unerringly accurate.

Antonyms

  • unexciting

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. dead

noun. ['ˈdɛd'] a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense.

Antonyms

  • hotness

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. dead

adjective. ['ˈdɛd'] no longer having force or relevance.

Antonyms

  • early

Etymology

  • ded (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word dead-metaphor


1. Noun Phrase
Another problematic type of metaphor is a dead metaphor, which is one that has lost its freshness and become so common as to go unnoticed.

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