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ˈdɛd lidead·ly

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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. Temo Waqanivalu:

    It's a deadly epidemic.

  2. Juvenal:

    Luxury is more deadly than any foe.

  3. David Cicilline:

    We have to take this in a deadly serious way.

  4. Pedro Rios:

    Border walls push people towards deadly crossing areas.

  5. Rudyard Kipling:

    The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

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