Synonyms of death in English:

death


See definition of death

noun

1‘she broke down when she learnt of her father's death’

SYNONYMS

demise, dying, end, passing, passing away, passing on, loss of life, expiry, expiration, departure from life, final exit, eternal rest

murder, killing, assassination, execution, dispatch, slaying, slaughter, massacre

informal snuffing, curtains, kicking the bucket

decease

rare quietus

ANTONYMS

life

2‘their liberation was also the death of their dream’

SYNONYMS

end, finish, cessation, termination, extinction, extinguishing, collapse, ruin, ruination, destruction, extermination, eradication, annihilation, obliteration, extirpation

ANTONYMS

birth

3‘Death gestured towards an open grave’

SYNONYMS

the Grim Reaper, the Dark Angel, the Angel of Death


Phrases

    put someone to death

      ‘the rebels were captured and put to death’

      SYNONYMS

      execute, hang, send to the gallows, send to the gibbet, behead, guillotine, decapitate, electrocute, send to the electric chair, send to the chair, shoot, put before a firing squad, send to the gas chamber, gas, crucify, stone, stone to death

      kill, murder, assassinate, do to death, do away with, take the life of, eliminate, terminate, exterminate, destroy

      informal

      string up, bump off, polish off, do in, knock off, top, wipe out, take out, croak, stiff, blow away

      North American informal

      ice, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke

      literary

      slay