- the particular dead person or persons referred to.
- dead persons collectively: to speak well of the deceased.
synonym study for deceased
OTHER WORDS FROM deceasedun·de·ceased, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deceaseddeceased , diseased
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How to use deceased in a sentence
Officials are withholding the identity of the deceased, pending the notification of family.One person dead after crash on I-95 South in Fredericksburg|Dana Hedgpeth|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
“The Medium” follows Marianne, a young woman grappling with the loss of her recently deceased father.‘The Medium’ review: A disjointed, unfulfilling puzzle horror game|Elise Favis|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
The primary cause of death was hypothermia—temperatures would have been well below zero degrees Fahrenheit the night they fled—but two of the deceased were missing their eyes, and another her tongue.Nine Russian adventurers mysteriously froze to death—a new theory explains why|WIRED|January 30, 2021|Ars Technica
Grieving in animals is a rich suite of behaviors, though, expressed differently by different individuals depending on their personalities and on their relationships with the deceased.In the animal kingdom, rituals that connect, renew and heal|Barbara King|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
But, when you sustain such a significant loss which only you fully know because only you and the deceased shared that one fragile umbilical cord, it is hard to imagine that in time the wound will heal or know how to answer how you’re holding up.
When Garfield moved to the big screen in 2004 and 2006, it was fitting for Bill Murray to replace the deceased actor.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Byrne invented a deceased husband named William K. Richard and hid herself from census takers.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ken Russell, the now sadly deceased British film director, told me he considered Jarman a visionary.
During the time of the pharaohs, such funerary vessels were used to store the organs of the deceased.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance|The Daily Beast|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 1915, mourning attire had begun to draw more attention to the mourner than to the deceased, drawing critics to the practice.
On one occasion he took the liberty, while preaching, to denounce a rich man in the community, recently deceased.
Her testimony diametrically opposes several 119 items which McCracken has written into the unsigned testament of the deceased.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
They name the deceased child an angelito, (little angel), and adorn it in every possible way.
A grave-digger was carrying one of these deceased angels to the churchyard, when he stept into a tavern to take a dram.
He had been dead three days, and his friends were awaiting Tati to pay the last honours to the deceased.
British Dictionary definitions for deceased
- a more formal word for dead (def. 1)
- (as noun)the deceased