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1. dying

adjective. ['ˈdaɪɪŋ'] in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be.

Synonyms

  • moribund

Antonyms

  • noncritical
  • unimportant

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • die (English)
  • dien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Dying

  • indemnifying
  • semidrying
  • misapplying
  • underlying
  • overflying
  • complying
  • supplying
  • retrying
  • replying
  • overlying
  • implying
  • decrying
  • relying
  • denying
  • defying
  • belying
  • applying
  • trying
  • spying
  • prying
  • plying
  • frying
  • flying
  • drying
  • crying
  • allying
  • vying
  • tying
  • tieing
  • sighing

How to spell dying? Is it diying? Or dyin? Common misspellings are:

  • diying
  • dyin

Example sentences of the word dying


1. Noun, singular or mass
It may take a few tries to get the quad moving without the engine dying.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Figure out the ports you are dying to see and plan your course around them.

Quotes containing the word dying


1. My politics of optimism and hope still casts its lot with the Democrats - in the optimistic hope that the dying embers of its status as the party of our better angels, one that took risks for social justice, can still be fanned into a flame. But I'm an old man, born in 1969.
- Rick Perlstein

2. Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom.
- Marcel Duchamp

3. Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.
- Sylvia Plath

2. dying

noun. ['ˈdaɪɪŋ'] the time when something ends.

Synonyms

  • life-time
  • life
  • demise
  • lifetime
  • lifespan
  • ending
  • end
  • death

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • birth
  • dull
  • nonbeing

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • die (English)
  • dien (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. dying

adjective. ['ˈdaɪɪŋ'] eagerly desirous.

Synonyms

  • anxious

Antonyms

  • frivolous
  • death

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • die (English)
  • dien (Middle English (1100-1500))
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