mortal

You are a mortal because you are mortal. This means that you are an individual destined to die because you are susceptible to death.

The word mortal has one of the most ancient genealogies of any word in English or any other language. It is related to English words like "murder" and "mortuary," and to the French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian words for "death." Something that can kill you can also be described as mortal. If you're in mortal danger, you're in a deadly situation. Action heroes often think they are dealing their enemy a mortal blow, but sometimes the enemy manages to come back to life. People are called mortals because at some point, they die.

DEFINITIONS OF: mortal

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adj subject to death

mortal beings”
Synonyms
finite
bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
earthly
of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
earthborn
of earthly origin (as mortals are)
Antonyms:
immortal
not subject to death
infinite
having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude
heavenly
of or belonging to heaven or god
amaranthine, unfading
of an imaginary flower that never fades
deathless, undying
never dying
deific
characterized by divine or godlike nature
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adj unrelenting and deadly

mortal enemy”
Synonyms
merciless, unmerciful
having or showing no mercy

adj causing or capable of causing death

mortal combat”
“a mortal illness”
Synonyms:
deadly, deathly
fatal
bringing death

adj involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

Synonyms:
deadly
unpardonable
not admitting of pardon

n a human being

Synonyms:
individual, person, somebody, someone, soul
Type of:
being, organism
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
causal agency, causal agent, cause
any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
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