Synonyms for living


1. life, living, experience
usage: the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
2. living, people
usage: people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
3. 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"
4. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance, resource
usage: the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"


1. populate, dwell, live, inhabit, be
usage: inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
2. live
usage: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
3. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
usage: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
4. exist, survive, live, subsist
usage: support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
5. be, live
usage: have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
6. know, experience, live, experience, see, go through
usage: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
7. live
usage: pursue a positive and satisfying existence; "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"


1. living
usage: pertaining to living persons; "within living memory"
2. living, realistic (vs. unrealistic)
usage: true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
3. living, absolute (vs. relative)
usage: (informal) absolute; "she is a living doll"; "scared the living daylights out of them"; "beat the living hell out of him"
4. surviving, living, extant (vs. extinct)
usage: still in existence; "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil"; "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
5. living, extant (vs. extinct)
usage: still in active use; "a living language"
6. living(prenominal), live (vs. dead)
usage: (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; "carved into the living stone";
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