lifelessly

lifeless

[lahyf-lis]
adjective
1.
not endowed with life; having no life; inanimate: lifeless matter.
2.
destitute of living things: a lifeless planet.
3.
deprived of life; dead: a battlefield strewn with lifeless bodies.
4.
without animation, liveliness, or spirit; dull; colorless; torpid: a lifeless performance of a play.
5.
insensible, as a person who has fainted.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English lifles, Old English līflēas. See life, -less

lifelessly, adverb
lifelessness, noun


1. inorganic. 3. defunct. See dead. 4. inactive, inert, passive; sluggish; spiritless.


1, 3. living. 4. lively.
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lifeless (ˈlaɪflɪs)
 
adj
1.  without life; inanimate; dead
2.  not sustaining living organisms
3.  having no vitality or animation
4.  unconscious
 
'lifelessly
 
adv
 
'lifelessness
 
n

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lifeless
O.E. lifleas; see life + -less.
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