Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

"Passersby were dead to our plea for help"

Related Adjective(s):numb

2.Definition: devoid of activity

"This is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"

3.Definition: devoid of physical sensation; numb

"His gums were dead from the novocain", "She felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"

Related Adjective(s):deadened

4.Definition: drained of electric charge; discharged

"A dead battery"

Related Adjective(s):drained

5.Definition: lacking acoustic resonance

"Dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs", "The dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"

6.Definition: lacking resilience or bounce

"A dead tennis ball"

7.Definition: no longer having force or relevance

"A dead issue"

8.Definition: no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life

"The nerve is dead", "A dead pallor", "He was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

9.Definition: not circulating or flowing

"Dead air", "Dead water"

Related Adjective(s):stagnant

10.Definition: not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat

"Mars is a dead planet", "Dead soil", "Dead coals", "The fire is dead"

11.Definition: not surviving in active use

"Latin is a dead language"

12.Definition: not yielding a return

"Dead capital"

Related Adjective(s):idle

13.Definition: out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown

"A dead telephone line", "The motor is dead"

14.Definition: physically inactive

"Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"

15.Definition: the complete stoppage of an action

"Came to a dead stop"

16.Definition: unerringly accurate

"A dead shot", "Took dead aim"

17.Definition: very tired

"I'm dead after that long trip"

Related Adjective(s):beat, bushed

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