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- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsiːst/
- (US) enPR: dē-sēst' IPA(key): /diˈsist/
- (Canada) IPA(key): /diˈsist/, /diˈsizd/, /dɪˈsizd/
- (Nigeria) IPA(key): /dɪˈzizd/
Audio (US) (file)
- Homophone: diseased (Nigeria)
- Rhymes: -iːst
deceased (not comparable)
- No longer alive; dead.
- Monty Python
- That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not 'alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein' tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.
- Monty Python
- Belonging to the dead.
- The executor's commission for winding up the deceased estate was 3.5%.
- (law) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, "the deceased" refers to the victim of a homicide.
- (hyperbolic) Overwhelmed to the point of being figuratively dead.
- You look so good, I'm deceased!
- 2022 June 2, Nick Caruso, “Hacks Season 2 Finale Recap: [Spoiler] Gets Fired, as Deborah's Special Finally Gets Off the Ground — Grade It!”, in TVLine, archived from the original on June 8, 2022, retrieved June 14, 2022:
- "So that's it? We're not going to talk anymore? I won't see you?" she asks through tears. "Oh, you'll see me," Deborah replies. "In court!" (OUCH.) Deborah walks away. And I am deceased.
- Not to be confused with diseased (affected with or suffering from disease).
- (no longer alive): asleep (euphemistic), at peace (euphemistic), at rest (euphemistic), dead, departed (euphemistic), late, gone (euphemistic)
no longer alive
deceased (plural deceased or deceaseds)
- A dead person.
- The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
- a memorial to the deceased of two World Wars
- (law) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used in US English. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
plural: dead people