What is the opposite of life?

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Noun
Opposite of the existence of a sentient being
“My pet dog barely avoided death after regularly eating chocolate.”
Noun
Opposite of living things
“There was but the inanimate and lifeless in the sterile room.”
Noun
Opposite of the period of time spanning the birth and death of a sentient being
“I am sure my late grandfather is joyful and happy in the afterlife.”
Noun
(of abstract or inanimate objects) Opposite of the period during which something continues to exist, function or be valid
“The president was no longer under constant scrutiny after the conclusion of his time in office.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of energy and invigoration
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“The waiting room at the clinic was full of dullness and inactivity.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of being in good health
“Despite being in his 20s, there was a noticeable level of frailty and debilitation in his nature.”
Noun
Opposite of a being in an actively sentient state
“One death and several injuries were reported in the tragic accident.”
Noun
Opposite of the embodiment or core of something
“The reserved introvert was always the antithesis of the party.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of being happy of cheerful
“He was full of sadness after she turned down a date with him.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of being brave or confident in the face of a challenge
“The old warrior was filled with despondency after being battered and bruised.”
Noun
Opposite of a prison sentence that lasts for the life of the sentenced
“He was found not guilty of manslaughter and was given an acquittal.”
Noun
Opposite of ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm
Noun
Opposite of a large sapient, bipedal primate
Noun
Opposite of the intrinsic nature or quality of something, especially abstract, which determines its character
Noun
Opposite of the way in which a person lives
“I had to make a split with my old way of life as it was proving to be detrimental to my life.”
Noun
Opposite of a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge
Noun
Opposite of the general reality of existence
“Unfortunately, he is unable to tell the difference between reality and fiction.”
Noun
Opposite of continued survival
“A true determination of the nonexistence of extraterrestrial civilizations will not come from speculative statistical arguments but from biological research.”
Noun
Opposite of a way of living
“He opened his eyes and realized that all the riches and glory of fame had just been a figment of his imagination.”
Noun
Opposite of everything that exists
“The irreality of the cinematographic signifier invites a comparison between the dream and the image in the mirror.”
Noun
Opposite of an individual person
“God is revealed in Christianity as a being of omnipotent will.”
Noun
Opposite of one's background or life experience
“He is an enigmatic young man, who knows what his future will hold?”
Noun
Opposite of things as they are
Noun
Opposite of a distinct period or era in history or one's life
Noun
Opposite of a real or imaginary living entity, especially an intelligent one
“I mistook the shadow for an eerie creature, but it turned out to be nothing more than an irregularly shaped object.”
Noun
Opposite of the way in which things exist in real life
“The unreality of perpetually putting on a public face and concealing personal suffering have clearly taken their toll.”
Noun
Opposite of a human being
“She is acting just like a robot, devoid of emotion and compassion.”
Noun
Opposite of the history of a person or place
“Betty has a bright future if she keeps up the good work.”
Noun
Opposite of a human being, as opposed to a divine being
“He was an immortal gifted with the special ability to move freely through the Shadowrealms and yet remain unaffected by them.”
Noun
(informal) Opposite of a human being in the general sense
“He literally could not believe that he was an alien from Planet Namek, despite the fact that he had green skin and antenna.”
Noun
Opposite of a person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity
“I was given the power to endure whatever lay ahead of me, and it did not matter where my physical body would be.”
Noun
Opposite of a person's predestined situation or status in life
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being or existence
Noun
Opposite of a continuous period of a particular situation or condition
“Following her membership in the group, her household experienced a brief spurt of economic improvement.”
Noun
Opposite of the story of one's own life
Noun
Opposite of an income sufficient to live on or the means of earning it
Noun
Opposite of a human being in the general sense
“And now, ladies and gentlemen, I will make this object disappear!”
Noun
Opposite of a continuous period of time
“For a brief moment, considering the embarrassing circumstances, I was pleased with my poised response.”
Adjective
Opposite of related to one's way of living
“Development studies have stagnated around a narrow, acultural emphasis on institutions.”
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