What does deathly mean?

Definitions for deathly
ˈdɛθ lideath·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deathlike, deathlyadjective

    having the physical appearance of death

    "a deathly pallor"

  2. deadly, deathly, mortaladverb

    causing or capable of causing death

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

  3. deathlyadverb

    to a degree resembling death

    "he was deathly pale"


  1. deathlyadverb

    With reference to death

    He was deathly pale.

  2. deathlyadverb

    extremely, dreadfully

  3. deathlyadjective

    Appearing as though dead, or on the verge of death.

    He has a deathly pallor.

  4. deathlyadjective

    fatal, causing death

  5. deathlyadjective


    He has a deathly fear of crocodiles.


  1. deathly

    Death is the irreversible cessation of all biological functions that sustain an organism. For organisms with a brain, death can also be defined as the irreversible cessation of functioning of the whole brain, including brainstem, and brain death is sometimes used as a legal definition of death. The remains of a former organism normally begin to decompose shortly after death. Death is an inevitable process that eventually occurs in almost all organisms. Death is generally applied to whole organisms; the similar process seen in individual components of an organism, such as cells or tissues, is necrosis. Something that is not considered an organism, such as a virus, can be physically destroyed but is not said to die. As of the early 21st century, over 150,000 humans die each day, with ageing being by far the most common cause of death.Many cultures and religions have the idea of an afterlife, and also may hold the idea of judgement of good and bad deeds in one's life (heaven, hell, karma).


  1. deathly

    Deathly refers to something that is extremely frightening or scary, often resembling, relating to, or characteristic of death. It can also mean causing death or capable of causing death.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deathlyadjective

    deadly; fatal; mortal; destructive

  2. Deathlyadverb

    deadly; as, deathly pale or sick

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deathly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deathly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deathly in a Sentence

  1. Nathan Berning:

    We were deathly afraid we were going to get turned away at the gate.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    apparitions of stick people torment me, of skeletal phantoms walking in rain deathly dead stick arms upraised to the gods. i knew one such apparition once, cheated of life by a diseased society intent upon deprivation of body and soul, identity as we would have it. i am haunted at times by what could have been.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.

  4. Earl Woods:

    My dad was always the person who would plant seeds and give me encouragement but also would say things that would fester inside me that wouldn't come to fruition for a while, he was very worldly and deep in his thinking. My mom was the enforcer. My dad may have been in the Special Forces, but I was never afraid of him. My mom's still here, and I'm still deathly afraid of her. She's a very tough, tough old lady, very demanding. She was the hand, she was the one, I love her so much, but she was tough.

  5. Arlen Macpherson:

    I'm deathly afraid of sharks and I love to surf, i needed a greater level of comfort in the water.

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