Synonyms of death in English:



  • 1 she broke down when she learnt of her father's death
    demise, dying, end, passing, passing away, passing on, loss of life, expiry, expiration, departure from life, final exit, eternal rest; murder, killing, assassination, execution, dispatch, slaying, slaughter, massacre Lawdecease
    rare quietus
    [Antonyms] life
  • 2 their liberation was also the death of their dream
    end, finish, cessation, termination, extinction, extinguishing, collapse, ruin, ruination, destruction, extermination, eradication, annihilation, obliteration, extirpation
    [Antonyms] birth
  • 3 Death gestured towards an open grave
    the Grim Reaper, the Dark Angel, the Angel of Death
  • Phrases

    put someone to death

    the rebels were captured and put to deathexecutehangsend to the gibbet/gallowsbeheadguillotinedecapitateelectrocutesend to the electric chairsend to the chairshootput before a firing squadsend to the gas chambergascrucifystonestone to deathkillmurderassassinatedo to deathdo away withtake the life ofeliminateterminateexterminatedestroy informalstring upbump offpolish offdo inknock offtopwipe outtake outcroakstiffblow awayNorth American informalicerub outwastewhackscragsmoke literaryslay

    Word links

    necr- related prefix, as in necromancy
    -thanasia related suffix, as in euthanasia
    necropolis ancient cemetery
    thanatophobia fear of death
    thanatology study of death

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