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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)

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.

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."