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departed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of depart

AdjectiveEdit

departed (not comparable)

  1. (euphemistic) dead

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NounEdit

departed (plural departeds)

  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 notesEdit

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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