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deceased

[ dih-seest ]SEE DEFINITION OF deceased

Synonyms for deceased

  • departed
  • cold
  • expired
  • finished
  • former
  • gone
  • lost
  • asleep
  • bit the dust
  • defunct
  • exanimate
  • extinct
  • gave up the ghost
  • inanimate
  • kicked the bucket
  • late
  • lifeless
  • passed on
  • pushing up daisies
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Antonyms for deceased

  • current
  • existing
  • present
  • alive
  • born
  • lively
  • living
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECEASED

Hence the hair of the deceased was consecrated to her, and her name invoked at funerals.

His great friendship for her deceased husband also inclined him to like her.

Arthur, not being in the mood to extol the memory of the deceased, was silent.

Possibly they were intended to mark the graves of deceased chieftains.

No greater homage was ever paid in Parliament to any deceased member.

"I found the deceased waiting to receive me when I landed," he said.

Can you tell us the exact spot at which you parted with the deceased?

Why did you tell the deceased to join you at the cathedral, Mr. Dunbar?

If the deceased had no claim upon you, why did you promise him an annuity?

But my deceased husband offended the high heavens and he has not yet been pardoned.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., past participle adjective from decease (v.). As a verbal noun meaning "dead person, those who are dead," from early 17c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECEASED

bodies

nouncorpse
  • ashes
  • bones
  • cadaver
  • carcass
  • carrion
  • clay
  • corpus delicti
  • dead body
  • deceased
  • dust
  • relic
  • remains
  • stiff

corpse

noundead body

dead

adjectiveno longer alive
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