What does DEADLY mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadly, deathly, mortal(adj)

    causing or capable of causing death

    "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"

  2. deadly, lethal(adj)

    of an instrument of certain death

    "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"

  3. deadly, venomous, virulent(adj)

    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

    "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

  4. deadly, mortal(a)(adj)

    involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

    "the seven deadly sins"

  5. baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilent(adj)

    exceedingly harmful

  6. deadly(adverb)

    (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect

  7. deadly, lifelessly(adverb)

    as if dead

  8. madly, insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly(adverb)

    (used as intensives) extremely

    "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"


  1. deadly(Adverb)

    Fatally, mortally.

  2. deadly(Adverb)

    In a way which suggests death.

    Her face suddenly became deadly white.

  3. deadly(Adverb)


  4. deadly(Adjective)

    Subject to death; mortal.

  5. deadly(Adjective)

    Causing death; lethal.

  6. deadly(Adjective)

    very accurate (of aiming with a bow, firearm, etc.)

  7. deadly(Adjective)

    very boring

  8. deadly(Adjective)

    excellent, awesome, cool

  9. Origin: deadlic (adj.), deadlice (adv.), corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch dodelijk, German tödlich.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deadly(adj)

    capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound

  2. Deadly(adj)

    aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies

  3. Deadly(adj)

    subject to death; mortal

  4. Deadly(adverb)

    in a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death

  5. Deadly(adverb)

    in a manner to occasion death; mortally

  6. Deadly(adverb)

    in an implacable manner; destructively

  7. Deadly(adverb)



  1. Deadly

    Deadly! is a series of children's books written by Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings first published in 2000.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEADLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DEADLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of DEADLY in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Veitch:

    Cholera is a deadly disease that inordinately affects young children, one of the most powerful ways we can respond to this outbreak is by equipping schoolchildren with the information and tools they need to protect themselves and their families.

  2. David Cicilline:

    We have to take this in a deadly serious way.

  3. Rahma Mohammed Ali:

    It was chaotic and completely humiliating. And the smell of the sewage was just deadly.

  4. Lorenzo Davis:

    Deadly force is the last-resort measure. You only use that after you have exhausted all other means of putting somebody in custody, in this particular case, Officer Fry who fired the shots, he did not chase Mr. Chatman. He did not shout a warning. He did not use his radio to give direction of flight. He simply pointed his gun until he had a clear shot.

  5. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    We first have to remove our foreign policy from the issue of party and factional fighting, the deadly poison for foreign policy is for foreign policy to become an issue of party and factional fighting.

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