Synonyms of life
1 beingDictionary • a newborn baby's first minutes of life
being • the complex process by which the novel is brought into being
breath • Here is no light, no breath, no warm flesh.
entity • key periods of national or cultural entity and development
2 living things • Is there life on Mars?
3 existenceDictionary • He spent the last fourteen years of his life in retirement.
lifetime • During my lifetime I haven't got round to much travelling.
time • I wouldn't change anything if I had my time again.
course • In the course of the 1930s steel production in Britain approximately doubled.
span • The batteries had a life span of six hours.
duration • the duration of the trial
4 way of lifeDictionary • How did you adjust to college life?
way of life
conduct • Other people judge you by your conduct.
behaviour • This process modifies the cell's behaviour.
5 liveliness • The town itself was full of life and character.
liveliness • Some may enjoy the liveliness of such as restaurant.
activity • There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
energy • At 65 years old, her energy and looks are wonderful.
spirit • They played with spirit.
go (informal) • For an old woman she still has a lot of go in her.
pep • They need something to put the pep back in their lives.
sparkle • There was little sparkle in their performance.
vitality • He fell in love with her for her vitality and sense of fun.
animation • They both spoke with animation.
vigour • He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
verve • He played with great style and verve.
get-up-and-go (informal) • She's got more get-up-and-go than anyone I know.
brio • The performance was full of brio.
vivacity • She danced past, bubbling with vivacity.
6 biographyDictionary • It was his aim to write a life of John Paul Jones.
biography • an unauthorised biography
story • a popular love story with a happy ending
history • I studied her history closely.
profile • The newspaper published comparative profiles of the candidates.
autobiography • He published his autobiography last autumn.
7 period of usefulness • The repairs did not increase the life of the equipment.
period of usefulness
existence • Public worries about accidents are threatening the very existence of the nuclear power industry.
8 spiritDictionary • He's sucked the life out of her.
spirit • the real spirit of the Labour movement
heart • She loved his brilliance and his generous heart.
soul • Such memories stirred in his soul.
essence • Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
core • He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
lifeblood • Coal and steel were the region's lifeblood.
élan vital (French)
9 personDictionary • a war in which thousands of lives were lost
person • He's the only person who can do the job.
human • The drug has not yet been tested on humans.
individual • the rights and responsibilities of the individual
soul • a tiny village of only 100 souls
human being • not to hear a fellow human being's voice
mortal • impossible needs for any mere mortal to meet
IDIOMS:▷ come to life
PROVERB:Life begins at forty
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activityActivity is a situation in which a lot of things are happening or being done.
• There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
animationSomeone with animation shows liveliness in the way that they speak, look, or behave.
• They both spoke with animation.
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
pizzazz or pizazz (informal)
autobiographyYour autobiography is an account of your life, which you write yourself.
• He published his autobiography last autumn.
Thesaurus for life from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state or quality that distinguishes living beings or organisms from dead ones and from inorganic matter, characterized chiefly by metabolism, growth, and the ability to reproduce and respond to stimuli