Synonyms of death


1. death, decease, expiry, change, alteration, modification

usage: the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

2. death, organic phenomenon

usage: the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"

3. death, state

usage: the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

4. death, dying, demise, end, ending

usage: the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"

5. death, last, end, ending

usage: the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last"

6. Death

usage: the personification of death; "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"

7. end, destruction, death, state

usage: a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

8. death, killing, kill, putting to death

usage: the act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience"

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Definition and meaning of death (Dictionary)