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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Example sentences
Biology, the study of living organisms, can sometimes leave students feeling
  lifeless.
It is full of lifeless buildings and palaces where important things used to
  happen.
It was decided that the anchorman was a bit lifeless and dull.
After a long winter of hats and sun deprivation, our hair was looking lifeless
  and dull.
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