dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for Lifeless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lifeless \Life"less\, a.
     Destitute of life, or deprived of life; not containing, or
     inhabited by, living beings or vegetation; dead, or
     apparently dead; spiritless; powerless; dull; as, a lifeless
     carcass; lifeless matter; a lifeless desert; a lifeless wine;
     a lifeless story. -- Life"less*ly, adv. --
     Life"less*ness, n.
  
     Syn: Dead; soulless; inanimate; torpid; inert; inactive;
          dull; heavy; unanimated; spiritless; frigid; pointless;
          vapid; flat; tasteless.
  
     Usage: Lifeless, Dull, Inanimate, Dead. In a moral
            sense, lifeless denotes a lack of vital energy;
            inanimate, a lack of expression as to any feeling that
            may be possessed; dull implies a torpor of soul which
            checks all mental activity; dead supposes a
            destitution of feeling. A person is said to be
            lifeless who has lost the spirits which he once had;
            he is said to be inanimate when he is naturally
            wanting in spirits; one is dull from an original
            deficiency of mental power; he who is dead to moral
            sentiment is wholly bereft of the highest attribute of
            his nature.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lifeless
      adj 1: deprived of life; no longer living; "a lifeless body"
             [syn: lifeless, exanimate]
      2: destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings;
         "after the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed
         hollowly"
      3: lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being
         dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she
         arrived"
      4: not having the capacity to support life; "a lifeless planet"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  191 Moby Thesaurus words for "lifeless":
     abeyant, abiotic, apathetic, arid, asleep, asleep in Jesus,
     at rest, azoic, bare, barren, benumbed, bereft of life, blah,
     blank, blase, bleak, bloodless, bored, boring, breathless,
     called home, carrion, cataleptic, catatonic, characterless, cold,
     colorless, croaked, dead, dead and gone, deadened, death-struck,
     debilitated, deceased, defunct, demised, departed,
     departed this life, desert, desolate, destitute of life, dismal,
     done for, dopey, dormant, drab, draggy, drearisome, dreary, droopy,
     drugged, dry, dryasdust, dull, dumb, dusty, effete, elephantine,
     empty, enervated, etiolated, exanimate, extinct, fade, fallen,
     finished, flat, food for worms, foul, gone, gone to glory,
     gone west, groggy, heavy, hebetudinous, ho-hum, hollow,
     in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inane, inanimate, inanimated,
     inert, inexcitable, insensate, insensible, insentient, insipid,
     jaded, jejune, lackadaisical, lackluster, languid, languorous,
     late, late lamented, latent, launched into eternity, leaden,
     lethargic, listless, logy, low-spirited, lumpish, lusterless,
     martyred, mat, moribund, mute, no more, nonconscious, nonliving,
     numb, pale, pallid, passed on, passive, pedestrian, phlegmatic,
     plodding, pointless, poky, ponderous, pooped, prosaic, prosy,
     pushing up daisies, released, reposing, resting easy, sainted,
     sated, sedentary, senseless, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slow,
     sluggish, slumbering, smitten with death, smoldering, solemn,
     somber, somnolent, soulless, spiritless, stagnant, stagnating,
     stale, standing, static, sterile, stiff, still, stillborn, stodgy,
     stuffy, stultified, superficial, supine, suspended, taken away,
     taken off, tame, tasteless, tedious, tiresome, torpid, unanimated,
     unaroused, unconscious, unfeeling, uninhabited, uninteresting,
     unlively, unmoving, unoccupied, vapid, vegetable, vegetative, wan,
     waste, weary, with the Lord, with the saints, without life,
     without vital functions, wooden, world-weary
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229