Synonyms of demise
1 failureDictionary • the demise of the reform movement
failure • The policy is doomed to failure.
fall • the fall of Rome
defeat • the final defeat of all his hopes
collapse • Their economy is teetering on the edge of collapse.
ruin • It is the ruin of society.
breakdown • the irretrievable breakdown of his marriage
overthrow • They were charged with plotting the overthrow of the state.
downfall • His lack of experience led to his downfall.
dissolution • the dissolution of traditional family life
2 deathDictionary (euphemistic) • Smoking was the cause of his early demise.
death • There had been a death in the family.
end • Soon after we spoke to him, he met a violent end.
passing • His passing will be mourned by many people.
transferDictionary • premises demised by the landlord (law)
transfer • Certain kinds of property are transferred automatically.
will • She had willed all her money to her brother, Frank.
leave • He died two years later, leaving everything to his wife.
convey • Conveying a property from one owner to another calls for meticulous attention to detail.
bequeath • He bequeathed all his silver to his children.
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bequeathIf you bequeath your money or property to someone, you legally state that they should have it when you die.
• He bequeathed all his silver to his children.
breakdownThe breakdown of something such as a relationship, plan, or discussion is its failure or ending.
• the irretrievable breakdown of his marriage
• Their economy is teetering on the edge of collapse.
Thesaurus for demise from the Collins English Thesaurus