Word family noun life lifelessness lifer adjective lifeless lifelike lifelong adverb lifelessly
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlifelesslife‧less /ˈlaɪfləs/ adjective 1 literaryDEAD dead or appearing to be dead Anton’s lifeless body was found floating in the lake.2 BORINGlacking the positive qualities that make something or someone interesting, exciting, or active OPP lively The actors’ performances were lifeless.3 LIVING/ALIVEnot living, or not having living things on it The surface of the Moon is arid and lifeless.4 lifeless hair or skin is in bad condition and does not look healthy SYN dulllifelessly adverblifelessness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
lifelessUnder the bright lights in the train, both boy and man look pale, lifeless.He took the dead girl's hand. It felt cold and lifeless.The men found Dunlap's lifeless body slumped in the front seat of his car.Anton's lifeless body was found floating in the lake.But performance is poor, the steering light and lifeless, ergonomics messy and the gearbox jerky.My hair always seems to look lank and lifeless, even though I make sure that I wash and condition it regularly.The old and the young, the sick and the healthy, all limp and lifeless in the morning heat.But tonight, she is not just silent, she is lifeless, inert, hollowed out.They stood there lifeless on tiptoes.a lifeless performanceDad keeps videotapes of depositions, people explaining how their lives became empty, lifeless planets.lifeless bodyEvery day she visited his bedside to chat and search for signs of response in his lifeless body.Whiplash's head rolled away from her lifeless body, mouth contorted in a hideous grin.It might have been carrying Sergei's lifeless body: so thin a line divides the dead and the living.His lifeless body was eventually taken from the river.