Dead and Late


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Dead adjective – No longer living.
Usage example: I inherited this heirloom from my dead great-grandfather

Late is a synonym for dead in deceased topic. In some cases you can use "Late" instead the word "Dead" as an adjective or an adverb, when it comes to topics like live, no longer alive. popular alternative
Nearby Word: deadly
Synonyms for Dead


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Late adjective – Having been such at some previous time.
Usage example: the late musical director said he would never have allowed such behavior while he was in charge

Dead is a synonym for late in live topic. You can use "Dead" instead an adjective "Late", if it concerns topics such as deceased. popular alternative
Nearby Words: lately, lateness
Synonyms for Late

Things that words describes

friend dead friend late friend
master dead master late master
girlfriend dead girlfriend late girlfriend
partner dead partner late partner
Other nouns: husband, mentor, wife, parents, mother, father, brother, grandfather, grandmother, son, daughter, sister, enemies, games.

Both words in one sentence

  • Back from the Dead After being abducted during the season 7 finale, he is returned dead in late season 8.
  • Film / Bridesmaids Wiig plays Annie, a single, late-thirties woman stuck in a dead-end job and a dead-end relationship.
  • Shiori seems to have had her son late in life, but although her husband is dead it's still surprising that neither her parents nor his appear when she's dying.
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