Synonyms of dying


1. death, dying, demise, end, ending

usage: the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"


1. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, change state, turn

usage: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

2. die, suffer, endure

usage: suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

3. die, break down, lose it, snap

usage: be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"

4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, change

usage: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

5. die, feel, experience

usage: feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

6. die, ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish

usage: languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"

7. die, die out, cut out

usage: cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts"

8. die, play

usage: to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

9. die, pall, become flat, change

usage: lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall"

10. die, disappear, vanish, go away

usage: disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"

11. die

usage: suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"


1. dying (vs. nascent), moribund, last

usage: in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be; "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization"

2. anxious(predicate), dying(predicate), eager (vs. uneager)

usage: eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"

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Definition and meaning of dying (Dictionary)