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deceased

This page is about the euphemism deceased

Meaning

dead

For example

  • Janet's husband is deceased, so she lives alone now.

  • Most of the soldiers who fought in Word War Two are deceased now.

Quick Quiz

If someone says, "My uncle's deceased," you can say

a. "I hope he gets better."

b. "I'm glad to hear that."

c. "I'm sorry to hear that."

Contributor: Matt Errey