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Meaning of LIFELESS

Pronunciation:  'lIflis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  deprived of life; no longer living; "a lifeless body"
  2. [adj]  not having the capacity to support life; "a lifeless planet"
  3. [adj]  lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
  4. [adj]  destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings; "after the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed hollowly"

LIFELESS is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: dead, empty, exanimate, unanimated



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Life"less\, a.
Destitute of life, or deprived of life; not containing, or
inhabited by, living beings or vegetation; dead, or
apparently dead; spiritless; powerless; dull; as, a lifeless
carcass; lifeless matter; a lifeless desert; a lifeless wine;
a lifeless story. -- {Life"less*ly}, adv. --
{Life"less*ness}, n.

Syn: Dead; soulless; inanimate; torpid; inert; inactive;
     dull; heavy; unanimated; spiritless; frigid; pointless;
     vapid; flat; tasteless.

Usage: {Lifeless}, {Dull}, {Inanimate}, {Dead}. In a moral
       sense, lifeless denotes a want of vital energy;
       inanimate, a want of expression as to any feeling that
       may be possessed; dull implies a torpor of soul which
       checks all mental activity; dead supposes a
       destitution of feeling. A person is said to be
       lifeless who has lost the spirits which he once had;
       he is said to be inanimate when he is naturally
       wanting in spirits; one is dull from an original
       deficiency of mental power; he who is dead to moral
       sentiment is wholly bereft of the highest attribute of
       his nature.

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