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1 literary dead or appearing to be dead:
Anton's lifeless body was found floating in the lake.
2 lacking the positive qualities that make something or someone interesting, exciting, or active [≠ lively]:
The actors' performances were lifeless.
3 not living, or not having living things on it:
The surface of the moon is arid and lifeless.
4 lifeless hair or skin is in bad condition and does not look healthy [= dull]
lifelessly adverb
lifelessness noun [uncountable]

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