deadly meaning

[ 'dedli ] Pronunciation:   "deadly" in a sentence
Adjective: deadly (deadlier,deadliest)  dedlee
  1. Causing or capable of causing death
    "a deadly enemy"
    - deathly, mortal 
  2. Of an instrument of certain death
    "deadly poisons"
    - lethal 
  3. Extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
    - venomous, virulent 
  4. Involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
    "the seven deadly sins"
    - mortal 
  5. Exceedingly harmful
    - baneful, pernicious, pestilent 
  6. (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
Adverb: deadly  dedlee
  1. As if dead
    - lifelessly 
  2. (used as intensives) extremely
    "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"
    - madly, insanely, deucedly, devilishly

Derived forms: deadliest, deadlier

See also: dead, deadliness, fatal, irremissible, noxious, toxic, unpardonable, virulent

Encyclopedia: Deadly


[American slang]
mod. very dull.
• The lecture was deadly dull, and I went to sleep.
• What a deadly dull prof.
• Her story was really deadly. I am sorry I was awake for part of it.


[Medicine]
adj dead·li·er; -est : likely to cause or capable of causing death ‹a deadly disease› ‹a deadly poison› ‹a deadly instrument› — dead·li·ness n

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  1. a deadly coldness stole over me.
  2. that is probably quite a deadly wheel.
  3. a deadly coldness stole over me.
  4. thus he would have had a deadly option.
  5. adams and i were deadly enemies.

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