Definition of lifeless in English:

lifeless

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adjective

  • 1Dead or apparently dead.

    ‘his lifeless body was taken from the river’
    • ‘Sitting on his knees he embraced the dead bloody woman in his arms, feeling her cold lifeless body against his hot chest.’
    • ‘The dirty grey pavements were littered with cold, lifeless bodies and the only sound came from the biting autumn wind as it ripped through the trees and chilled him to the bone.’
    • ‘She pressed her forehead to his own, and his entire body was cold, lifeless.’
    • ‘He remembers her arms on the cold, lifeless body of the elderly master as she sat on the stone floor.’
    • ‘The apparently lifeless stick happened to be an early clematis, heavy with bud further down its length and now safely attached to the new support.’
    • ‘She had large areas of deep grey under her eyes, which looked hollow, lifeless, dead.’
    • ‘He was a vegetarian, as he couldn't stand the lifeless sight of a dead deer or fish.’
    • ‘When firefighters pulled his lifeless body from the river, his heart wasn't beating and paramedics feared the worst as he was taken to hospital unconscious.’
    • ‘He finally stopped, comatose, lying nearly lifeless on the ground.’
    • ‘She gazed in horror at the seemingly lifeless body of her dear friend on the floor.’
    • ‘I can't stand sitting here watching you lie there almost lifeless.’
    • ‘His blue eyes had closed, and he now lay lifeless on the cold ground.’
    • ‘The horse's hooves crashed into Danni and she fell lifeless to the ground.’
    • ‘The comfort I wanted was to see Josh alive, not falling lifeless on my living room floor.’
    • ‘Though they still appeared glassy, they no longer seemed so lifeless.’
    • ‘He let him go and his pale, lifeless corpse fell to the ground.’
    • ‘He twitched a lot and simply stared at the lifeless corpse of his brother.’
    • ‘The Captain looked as though he wished the first mate was lying lifeless on the floor with the dead men.’
    • ‘Within seconds, he had crumpled onto the ground like a lifeless rag doll.’
    • ‘His bloody, broken body curled on the floor in a lifeless heap.’
    dead, deceased, defunct, departed, late, extinct, perished, gone, no more, passed away, passed on, stiff, cold, dead as a doornail, as dead as a doornail
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    1. 1.1Lacking vigor, vitality, or excitement.
      ‘my hair always seems to look lifeless’
      • ‘The left wing think tanks, for instance, are now lifeless, dull and lacking in ideas.’
      • ‘The man who looked back at him was well-muscled and tall, but his eyes were tired and dull, his light brown hair flat and lifeless.’
      • ‘Generally dry hair is unmanageable, lifeless, dull, frizzy and/or flyaway.’
      • ‘According to him, you should try eating some probiotic yoghurt because it helps to make lifeless, dull hair glossy and shiny.’
      • ‘Her hair seemed lifeless with its now boring length.’
      • ‘If it's dull, boring and lifeless, your reader will surely move on.’
      • ‘She turned to him, and her eyes were dull, her hair limp and lifeless, her lips as gray as the sky.’
      • ‘And I'm getting some highlights put in this lank, lifeless hair of mine on Friday, after dithering over the idea for at least two years.’
      • ‘When you take the colour from things it robs the world of its vitality and wonder, and leaves things drab and lifeless.’
      • ‘She finally realised that her lifeless platinum hair didn't make her look like a movie star.’
      • ‘The glass-green eyes still flared, but with a flat, lifeless expression.’
      • ‘Yes, he is correct in declaring that critical scholarship can be boring and sometimes spiritually lifeless.’
      • ‘Sun, wind, chlorine and salt break down the protein structures that make up each strand of hair, rendering it dull, dry and lifeless.’
      • ‘Her long brown hair seemed lifeless, hanging limply down her back.’
      • ‘She had extremely pale skin; her lips were light pink, almost white, and her hair was limp and lifeless.’
      • ‘I didn't move further, remaining as lifeless as if I was unconscious.’
      • ‘All in all, the presentation is almost as lifeless as the film itself.’
      • ‘If a writer isn't careful, even the best biblical exegesis can render a parable lifeless.’
      • ‘But these developments have had consequences for his art, hollowing it out, rendering it lifeless.’
      • ‘They are flawless little gems of paintings that are also completely lifeless and dull.’
      lacklustre, spiritless, lacking vitality, apathetic, torpid, lethargic
      lank, lustreless
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    2. 1.2Devoid of living things.
      ‘the moon is lifeless’
      • ‘There was a long pause as the two stared out over the grim and lifeless landscape.’
      • ‘The landscape appears to be lifeless, but is home to an array of insects and wildlife.’
      • ‘The cave is not a lifeless place, it is a living thing to which we have to give ourselves; a thing that can be gentle and also be a savage whom changes in temper can render dangerous.’
      • ‘He thought of the dead grass, the lifeless, deceased forests in which no creature lived.’
      barren, sterile, bare, desolate, stark, arid, infertile, uncultivated, empty, uninhabited, unoccupied
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Pronunciation

lifeless

/ˈlīfləs/ /ˈlaɪfləs/

Origin

Old English līflēas(see life, -less).