What does deadly mean?

Definitions for deadly
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"

Wiktionary

  1. deadly(Adverb)

    Fatally, mortally.

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

  2. deadly(Adverb)

    In a way which suggests death.

    Her face suddenly became deadly white.

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

  3. deadly(Adverb)

    Extremely.

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

  4. deadly(Adjective)

    Subject to death; mortal.

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

  5. deadly(Adjective)

    Causing death; lethal.

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

  6. deadly(Adjective)

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

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

  7. deadly(Adjective)

    very boring

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

  8. deadly(Adjective)

    excellent, awesome, cool

    Etymology: 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)

    extremely

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

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Numerology

  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. Mark Wright:

    I ’m a bit ashamed to be living in Britain today with how Mr Khan has led The City of New York carry on with President Donald Trump here. Mr Khan’s the worst mayor we had in history in London. It’s easier now to get a knife or a deadly weapon than it’s to get Starbucks. You can get a knife anywhere here at the moment, he’s in no position to be throwing rocks in glass houses.

  2. Anthony Solomon:

    They faced tribal warfare and rogue villagers in Papua New Guinea who spread a rumor that the teams were vampires, they worked in Ethiopia's Afar region, one of the most hostile territories in the world in which to conduct community-based research, amid sandstorms, temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius and deadly venomous spiders.

  3. Walter Bagehot:

    The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.

  4. Sadiq Khan:

    When the flames of hatred are fanned, when people are demonized because of their faith, when people's fears are played on rather than addressed, the consequences are deadly, as we have seen so sadly today.

  5. Ikuo Tsunoda:

    This coronavirus, of course it's somewhat deadly, but uncertain or inaccurate information spreads so quickly, rather than the virus itself, rumors make the public panic, and that causes a mess.

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