Synonyms of lifeless
1 deadDictionary • There was no breathing or pulse and he was lifeless.
dead • My husband's been dead for a year now.
unconscious • By the time ambulancemen arrived he was unconscious.
extinct • It is 250 years since the wolf became extinct in Britain.
deceased • his recently deceased mother
cold • His wife is a cold, unfeeling woman.
defunct • the leader of the now defunct Social Democratic Party
inert • He covered the inert body with a blanket
inanimate • He thinks that inanimate objects have a life of their own.
comatose • Granpa lies comatose on the sofa.
out cold • He was lying on the ground nearby, out cold.
out for the count
in a faint
dead to the world (informal)
, alive and kicking
2 barrenDictionary • They may appear lifeless, but they provide a valuable habitat for plants and animals.
barren • the Tibetan landscape of the high barren mountains
empty • The room was bare and empty.
desert • the desert wastes of Mexico
bare • a bare, draughty interviewing room
waste • Yarrow can be found growing wild on waste ground.
sterile • a sterile and barren wasteland
unproductive • increasingly unproductive land
uninhabited • an uninhabited island in the North Pacific
3 dullDictionary • His novels are shallow and lifeless.
dull • We all feel dull and sleepy between 1 and 3pm.
flat • The past few days have been flat and empty.
heavy • I struggle to raise eyelids still heavy with sleep.
slow • Island life is too slow for her liking.
wooden • It's hard to tell from his wooden expression whether he's happy or sad.
passive • their passive acceptance of the new regime
static • Both your pictures are of static subjects.
sluggish • feeling sluggish and lethargic after a big meal
lacklustre • his party's lacklustre performance during the election campaign
lethargic • He felt too miserable and lethargic to get dressed.
colourless • His wife is a drab, colourless little woman.
listless • He was listless and pale and wouldn't eat.
torpid • He led a lazy, torpid life at the weekends.
spiritless • The crowds were too spiritless to resist.
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bareIf a room, cupboard, or shelf is bare, it is empty.
• a bare, draughty interviewing room
barrenA barren landscape is dry and bare, and has very few plants and no trees.
• the Tibetan landscape of the high barren mountains
• His wife is a cold, unfeeling woman.
Thesaurus for lifeless from the Collins English Thesaurus