departed

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

departed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of depart

Adjective[edit]

departed (not comparable)

  1. (euphemistic) dead

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

departed (plural departed)

  1. (euphemistic) A dead person or persons.
    • 1589, George Puttenham, Edward Arber editor, The Arte of English Poesie[1], published 1869, page 63:
      ... and our Theologians, in stead thereof vie to make sermons, both teaching the people some good learning, and also saying well of the departed.

Usage notes[edit]

Departed is most commonly used in a religious setting or at a funeral. Deceased is commonly used in legal and journalistic settings.

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