Dead and Nonliving


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

Nonliving and dead are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Nonliving" instead an adjective "Dead".

Nearby Word: deadly


Nonliving adjective - Not endowed with life.
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Synonyms for Nonliving

Dead and nonliving are semantically related. You can use "Dead" instead an adjective "Nonliving".

Both words in one sentence

  • Friendly Ghost Perhaps it is the thought of the soul of the dead that doesn't stay dead, perhaps it's because nonliving things aren't supposed to move on their own, or perhaps the afterlife doesn't like them.
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Nonliving or Dead. 2016. Accessed September 28, 2023.
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