Definition of "lifeless" []

  • Having no life; inanimate. (adjective)
  • Having lost life; dead. See Synonyms at dead. (adjective)
  • Not inhabited by living beings; not capable of sustaining life. (adjective)
  • Lacking vitality or animation; dull: a lifeless party. (adjective)
  • Without life; inanimate; dead (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not sustaining living organisms (adjective)
  • Having no vitality or animation (adjective)
  • Unconscious (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lifeless" in a sentence
  • "WASHINGTON (RNS) As Democrats conduct a grim postmortem on Tuesday's (Nov. 2) elections, some liberal leaders say one diagnosis is already clear: the party's outreach to religious voters was lifeless from the start."
  • "The big, corporate commissioned public art pieces in lifeless lower Manhattan plazas are old news."
  • "It's no secret, he's drinking himself to death - Jarvis stared in lifeless horror at the sky."