Synonyms of death in English:

death


See definition of death

noun

1‘she broke down when she learnt of her father's death’

SYNONYMS
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
informal snuffing, curtains, kicking the bucket
decease
rare quietus
ANTONYMS

life

2‘their liberation was also the death of their dream’

SYNONYMS
end, finish, cessation, termination, extinction, extinguishing, collapse, ruin, ruination, destruction, extermination, eradication, annihilation, obliteration, extirpation
ANTONYMS

birth

3‘Death gestured towards an open grave’

SYNONYMS
the Grim Reaper, the Dark Angel, the Angel of Death

Phrases

    put someone to death

    ‘the rebels were captured and put to death’


    SYNONYMS

    execute, hang, send to the gallows, send to the gibbet, behead, guillotine, decapitate, electrocute, send to the electric chair, send to the chair, shoot, put before a firing squad, send to the gas chamber, gas, crucify, stone, stone to death

    kill, murder, assassinate, do to death, do away with, take the life of, eliminate, terminate, exterminate, destroy

    informal

    string up, bump off, polish off, do in, knock off, top, wipe out, take out, croak, stiff, blow away

    North American informal

    ice, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke

    literary

    slay