[ US /ˈɫaɪfɫəs/ ]
[ UK /lˈa‍ɪfləs/ ]
  1. destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings
    after the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed hollowly
  2. deprived of life; no longer living
    a lifeless body
  3. lacking animation or excitement or activity
    the party being dead we left early
    it was a lifeless party until she arrived
  4. not having the capacity to support life
    a lifeless planet
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How To Use lifeless In A Sentence

  • Simply smooth a little on your face at night, lie back and say goodbye to dull and lifeless skin. The Sun
  • Klimt's tentative chalk and pencil strokes do little more than outline and emphasize the foreshortened legs, buttocks and genitalia of his subjects, their scrawled lifelessness compromising the images' erotic impact. Modernism's Austrian Rebels
  • When you take the colour from things it robs the world of its vitality and wonder, and leaves things drab and lifeless.
  • The typical concrete edge, the unhealthy pollution caused by too much sliced white bread and the overpowering dominance of aggressive species such as Canada geese and coots combine to turn them into lifeless wet deserts.
  • 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. Have Democrats Lost Faith In Faith-Based Outreach?
  • Even so, they wallow in the lifelessness of the mood of despair and they make no effort to step out of their lethargy.
  • 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.
  • Warming, flavoursome comfort food like game comes as a blessed relief after cold, lifeless platters. Times, Sunday Times
  • As is often the case with dissertations, mine dealt with dramatic events but was abstract, academic, and lifeless.
  • What happens is without the addition of organic matter, the soil in our gardens eventually become lifeless.
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