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See definition of dead duck on Dictionary.com
  • as indesperate
  • as indoomed
  • as insitting duck

synonyms for dead duck

  • despondent
  • forlorn
  • futile
  • sad
  • vain
  • downcast
  • goner
  • at end of one's rope
  • back to the wall
  • can't win
  • despairing
  • desponding
  • gone
  • hard up
  • in the soup
  • in the toilet
  • inconsolable
  • irrecoverable
  • irremediable
  • irretrievable
  • no-chance
  • no-way
  • no-win
  • running out of time
  • sunk
  • up against it
  • up the creek
  • useless
  • wretched
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antonyms for dead duck

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • calm
  • confident
  • content
  • contented
  • satisfactory
  • satisfied
  • secure
  • unworried
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    How to use dead duck in a sentence

    A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    When he plays a sonata it is as if the composition rose from the dead and stood transfigured before you.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    It was no wonder that he felt quite at home in the duck-pond, which was made for web-footed folk.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    It is a fearsome thing for a man to be left alone in the dead of night with a young baby.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    If they are Ancients and dead then let them be buried and left to the archæological excavator.
    THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
    The landlady had related the tragic history of the dead mother and the invalid aunt.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    He is dead; but his three sons have the estate yet, and I think they would keep their father's promise to the Indians.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    I wouldn't go on if I were you, sir; the luck's dead against you to-night; I wouldn't go on, indeed I wouldn't.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    There was a slight shuddering movement of his whole frame—Bob was dead.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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