Defunct and Extinct


Show Definitions
Defunct adjective – No longer existing.
Usage example: a stack of brochures and a few faded placards are all that remain of the defunct organization

Extinct is a synonym for defunct in live topic. In some cases you can use "Extinct" instead an adjective "Defunct", when it comes to topics like dead, vanished. popular alternative
Synonyms for Defunct


Show Definitions
Extinct adjective – No longer existing.
Usage example: a few overgrown ruins are all that remain of that once mighty but now extinct civilization

Defunct is a synonym for extinct in dead topic. You can use "Defunct" instead an adjective "Extinct", if it concerns topics such as vanished, live, property. obsolete substitute
Nearby Word: extinction
Synonyms for Extinct

Things that words describes

life defunct life extinct life
organization defunct organization extinct organization
show defunct show extinct show
empire defunct empire extinct empire
Other nouns: tiger, groups.

Both words in one sentence

  • Stock Dinosaurs Weird n' Wild Creatures, a now-defunct series of children's fact & trading cards that focused on living, extinct & mythical creatures and ran from 2003-2006, zig-zagged this trope in its Monsters of the Past category.
Cite this Source
Extinct and Defunct. (2016). Retrieved 2021, September 18, from
Defunct & Extinct. N.p., 2016. Web. 18 Sep. 2021. <>.
Extinct or Defunct. 2016. Accessed September 18, 2021.

Synonyms for defunct
Share this picture

Synonyms for extinct
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "defunct" and "extinct" have occurred on timeline: