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lifeless

(Dead), adjective abrogated, annihilated, annulled, at rest, bereft of life, breathless, cadaveric, canceled, deceased, defunct, demised, departed, dessitute of life, devoid of life, ended, exanimate, exanimus, expired, extinct, gone, impercipient, inanimate, insensate, insensient, irrecoverable, late, null, passed away, passed on, perished, pulseless, quashed, repealed, unanimated, unfeeling, unrevived, void, without life

lifeless

(Dull), adjective apathetic, arid, banal, barren, benumbing, boring, characterless, colorless, commonplace, deactivated, deadened, debilitated, dismal, dormant, dreary, dronish, dry, empty, exsanguis, feeble, flat, frigidus, hebetudinous, inactive, indolent, inert, inexcitable, insensible, insipid, insulse, lackadaisical, lackluster, laggard, languid, languourness, lazy, leaden, lethargic, lethargical, listless, lumpish, lusterless, monotonous, oscitant, passive, phlegmatic, pococurante, producing boredom, producing ennui, prosaic, quiescent, quiet, slothful, sluggish, somber, spiritless, stagnant, stale, stodgy, stupefied, supine, tame, tedious, tired, tiresome, torpescent, torpid, trite, unaroused, uncaptivating, unenlivened, unentertaining, unenthusiastic, unfeeling, unfertile, unimaginative, unimpassioned, uninspired, uninspiring, uninventive, unlively, unoriginal, unresponsive, unsparkling, unspirited, unvivid, usual, vapid, vegatating, vegetative, weak, wearisome, wearying
See also: dead, deceased, defunct, languid, mediocre, otiose, pedestrian, phlegmatic, ponderous, stagnant, torpid
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When he got out of the house, the air was cold and sad, the dull sky overcast, the river dark and dim, the whole scene like a lifeless desert.
I found the same gate open, and I explored the garden, and even looked in at the windows of the detached house; but, my view was suddenly stopped by the closed shutters within, and all was lifeless.
I am not a man to be moved by a woman's lament for her lover, but this same Lady Rowena suppressed her sorrow with such dignity of manner, that it could only be discovered by her folded hands, and her tearless eye, which trembled as it remained fixed on the lifeless form before her.
The arrangement of the black hair on the pillow, the soft drapery, and the flowers placed there by the nurse to complete the artistic effect to which she had so confidently referred, were lost on him; he saw only a lifeless mask that had been his wife's face, and at sight of it his knees failed, and he had to lean for support on the rail at the foot of the bed.
She set her cup to her lips and kept it there, while the magician drained his to the dregs and fell back lifeless.
When he at length lost power to move his tail, the youth with the help of the ring took up a stone which twenty ordinary men could not have moved, and beat the Dragon so hard about the head with it that very soon the monster lay lifeless before him.
No echoes of that discord shall be heard Where Father Tagus rolls, or on the banks Of olive-bordered Betis; to the rocks Or in deep caverns shall my plaint be told, And by a lifeless tongue in living words; Or in dark valleys or on lonely shores, Where neither foot of man nor sunbeam falls; Or in among the poison-breathing swarms Of monsters nourished by the sluggish Nile.
I shall be told, that however dangerous this mixture of powers may be in theory, it is rendered harmless by the dependence of Congress on the State for the means of carrying them into practice; that however large the mass of powers may be, it is in fact a lifeless mass.
I looked first at my lifeless clay there upon the floor of the cave and then down at myself in utter bewilderment; for there I lay clothed, and yet here I stood but naked as at the minute of my birth.
These had not been long in retailing the matter to their masters, and the result was that when the runner left their camp to continue his journey he had scarce passed from sight before there came the report of a rifle and he rolled lifeless into the underbrush with a bullet in his back.
Then I stopped once more, for the crawling multitude of crabs had disappeared, and the red beach, save for its livid green liverworts and lichens, seemed lifeless.
Dantes began to fear he had delayed too long ere he administered the remedy, and, thrusting his hands into his hair, continued gazing on the lifeless features of his friend.