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Synonyms for life

Noun

1. life, being, beingness, existence
usage: a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
2. life, being, beingness, existence
usage: the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
3. life, living, experience
usage: the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
4. animation, life, living, aliveness, being, beingness, existence
usage: the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
5. life, lifetime, lifespan, time period, period of time, period
usage: the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
6. life, time period, period of time, period
usage: the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
7. liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness, animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification
usage: animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
8. biography, life, life story, life history, history, account, chronicle, story
usage: an account of the series of events making up a person's life
9. life, time period, period of time, period
usage: the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"
10. life, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
usage: a living person; "his heroism saved a life"
11. life, living thing, animate thing
usage: living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life"
12. life, motivation, motive, need
usage: a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
13. life, organic phenomenon
usage: the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"
14. life sentence, life, prison term, sentence, time
usage: a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard"
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