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1. lifeless

adjective. ['ˈlaɪfləs'] deprived of life; no longer living.

Synonyms

  • exanimate

Antonyms

  • living
  • active

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • life (English)
  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Lifeless

  • accomplice
  • aeschelus
  • ageless
  • aimless
  • airless
  • alice
  • anschluss
  • argyropoulos
  • bacillus
  • backless
  • baseless
  • blameless
  • bloodless
  • bolus
  • boneless
  • borealis
  • bottomless
  • boundless
  • bowlus
  • breathless

How do you pronounce lifeless?

Pronounce lifeless as ˈlaɪfləs.

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Example sentences of the word lifeless


1. Adjective
Aphids suck the sap out of plants, causing them to become lifeless, dull and unhealthy.

2. Verb, base form
It helps strengthen and heal damaged hair, and adds moisture and shine to lifeless locks.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Too much use of conditioner can weigh down hair, giving it a lifeless, dull appearance.

4. Adverb
Unlike acid rain, acid mine drainage directly affects surface water and can render streams and lakes nearly lifeless.

Quotes containing the word lifeless


1. I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
- Boris Pasternak

2. These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.
- Gilbert Highet, The Immortal Profession

3. For death is life. It is only living that is lifeless.
- Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

2. lifeless

adjective. ['ˈlaɪfləs'] destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings.

Antonyms

  • incomplete

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • life (English)
  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. lifeless

adjective. ['ˈlaɪfləs'] lacking animation or excitement or activity.

Antonyms

  • charged

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • life (English)
  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. lifeless

adjective. ['ˈlaɪfləs'] not having the capacity to support life.

Antonyms

  • rested

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • life (English)
  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))
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