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(形容词) 
Definition
no longer alive
The late president has been dead for a year now.
同义词
deceased
his recently deceased mother
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gone
The paramedics tried to revive him, but it was too late - he was gone.
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departed (euphemistic)
Departed friends can no longer be replaced at my age.
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late
my late husband
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perished
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extinct
It is 250 years since the wolf became extinct in Britain.
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defunct
the leader of the now defunct Social Democratic Party
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passed away
,
pushing up (the) daisies
反义词
, , , ,
alive and kicking
(形容词) 
The polluted and stagnant water seems dead.
同义词
inanimate
She thinks that inanimate objects have a life of their own.
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still
He sat very still for several minutes.
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barren (old-fashioned)
a three-year-old barren mare
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sterile
a sterile and barren wasteland
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stagnant
Mosquitoes have been thriving in stagnant water on building sites.
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lifeless
There was no breathing or pulse and he was lifeless.
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inert
He covered the inert body with a blanket
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uninhabited
an uninhabited island in the North Pacific
(形容词) 
It was a horrible, dead little town.
同义词
boring
boring television programmes
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dull
They can both be rather dull.
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dreary
They live such dreary lives.
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flat
The past few days have been flat and empty.
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stale
The place smelled of stale air and dusty carpets.
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lifeless
His novels are shallow and lifeless.
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tasteless
The fish was mushy and tasteless.
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humdrum
trapped in a humdrum but well-paid job
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uninteresting
Why did he choose these pale, nerveless, uninteresting people?
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insipid
She pretended to be meek and insipid so that they would underestimate her.
They gave an insipid opening performance in a nil-nil draw.
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ho-hum (informal)
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vapid
The conversation was vapid and uninteresting.
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dead-and-alive
(形容词) 
This battery's dead.
同义词
not working
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broken
a broken guitar and a rusty snare drum
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useless
He realised that their money was useless in this country.
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defective
Retailers can return defective merchandise.
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dud (informal)
He replaced a dud valve.
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malfunctioning
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out of order
The espresso machine is out of order.
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inactive
The satellite has been inactive since its launch two years ago.
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conked out
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inoperative
The mine has been inoperative since May last year.
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kaput (informal)
Her film career was kaput.
反义词
(形容词) 
Definition
no longer in use or finished
dead languages
同义词
obsolete
The company says the plant is obsolete and does not merit further investment.
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old
They got rid of all their old, outdated office equipment.
, , ,
ancient
ancient rites
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antique
Their aim is to break taboos and change antique laws.
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vanished
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discarded
, ,
extinct
Herbalism had become an all but extinct skill in the Western World.
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archaic
archaic sculpture and porcelain
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disused
a disused airfield
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superseded
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antiquated
The factory is so antiquated, it isn't worth saving.
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fossilized
fossilized dinosaur bones
(形容词) 
Definition
unresponsive
He watched the procedure with cold, dead eyes.
同义词
spiritless
The crowds were too spiritless to resist.
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cold
He became cold and unfeeling.
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dull
We all feel dull and sleepy between 1 and 3pm.
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wooden
It's hard to tell from his wooden expression whether he's happy or sad.
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glazed
She sat in front of the television with glazed eyes.
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indifferent
People have become indifferent to the suffering of others.
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callous
a callous and brutal attack on an old man
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lukewarm
The study received a lukewarm response from the Home Secretary.
, ,
unsympathetic
an unsympathetic doctor
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apathetic
Many people feel apathetic about the candidates in both parties.
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glassy
There was a remote, glassy look in his eyes.
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unresponsive
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unfeeling
an unfeeling bully who used his huge size to frighten people
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反义词
, , , , ,
alive and kicking
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full of beans (informal)
(形容词) 
Definition
(of a limb) numb
My arm had gone dead.
同义词
numb
His legs felt numb and his toes ached.
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frozen
I'm frozen out here.
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paralysed
The disease left him with a paralysed right arm.
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deadened
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immobilized
, ,
torpid
He led a lazy, torpid life at the weekends.
, ,
(形容词) 
Definition
complete or absolute
They hurried about in dead silence.
同义词
total
The car was in a total mess.
I mean I'm not a total idiot.
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complete
He made me look like a complete idiot.
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perfect
She behaved like a perfect fool.
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entire
He assured me of his entire confidence in me.
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absolute
A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
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utter
A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
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outright
He told me an outright lie.
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thorough
I was a thorough little academic snob.
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downright
downright bad manners
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unqualified
The event was an unqualified success.
(形容词) 
Definition
very tired
(informal)  I must get some sleep – I'm absolutely dead.
同义词
exhausted
She was too exhausted even to think clearly.
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tired
He is tired and he has to rest after his long trip.
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worn out
I was exhausted – worn out by the strain I'd been under.
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spent
After all that exertion, we were completely spent.
, ,
done in (informal)
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all in (slang)
Have you eaten? You look all in.
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drained
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wiped out (informal)
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buggered (slang)
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sapped
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knackered (slang)
I was absolutely knackered at the end of the match.
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prostrated
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clapped out (British, Australian, New Zealand, informal)
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tired out
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ready to drop
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dog-tired (informal)
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zonked (slang)
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dead tired
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dead beat (informal)
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shagged out (British, slang)
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worn to a frazzle (informal)
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on your last legs (informal)
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creamcrackered (British, slang)
(名词) 
Definition
a period during which coldness or darkness is most intense
in the dead of night
同义词
middle
I was in the middle of the back row.
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thick
I enjoy being in the thick of things.
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midst
The organisation realised it had a traitor in its midst.
(副词) 
Definition
extremely
You're dead right.
同义词
,
quite
It is quite clear that we were firing in self defence.
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completely
Dozens of flats have been completely destroyed.
I have fallen completely in love with him.
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totally
Young people want something totally different from the old ways.
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perfectly
These mushrooms are perfectly safe to eat.
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fully
She was fully aware of my thoughts.
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entirely
The two cases are entirely different.
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absolutely
She is absolutely right.
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thoroughly
We returned home thoroughly contented.
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wholly
The accusation is wholly without foundation.
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utterly
The new laws coming in are utterly ridiculous.
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consummately
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wholeheartedly
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unconditionally
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to the hilt
James was overdrawn and mortgaged to the hilt.
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one hundred per cent
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unmitigatedly

谚语

Dead men tell no tales
Never speak ill of the dead

其他同义词

in the sense of absolute
Definition
total and complete
A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
同义词
full-on (informal),
thoroughgoing,
unalloyed,
unmixed,
arrant (derogatory),
deep-dyed
in the sense of absolutely
Definition
completely or perfectly
She is absolutely right.
同义词
consummately,
every inch,
a hundred per cent,
one hundred per cent,
unmitigatedly,
lock, stock and barrel
in the sense of all in
Have you eaten? You look all in.
同义词
done in (informal),
drained,
fagged (informal),
whacked (British, informal),
drooping,
knackered (slang),
clapped out (British, Australian, New Zealand, informal),
ready to drop,
dog-tired (informal),
zonked (slang),
dead beat (informal),
asleep or dead on your feet (informal)

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The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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