1 causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness" [syn: deathly, mortal]
2 of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection" [syn: lethal]
3 extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite" [syn: venomous, virulent]
4 involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins" [syn: mortal(a)]
6 (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect adv
1 as if dead [syn: lifelessly]
2 as if produced by death; "deadly pale"; "a deadly paralytic stroke"
3 (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous" [syn: madly, insanely, deucedly, devilishly] [also: deadliest, deadlier]
Etymologyetyl ang deadlic (adj.), deadlice (adv.).
excellent, awesome, cool
- Fatally, mortally.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays,
Folio Society 2006, p. 16:
- perceiving himselfe deadly wounded by a shot received in his body, being by his men perswaded to come off and retire himselfe from out the throng, answered, he would not now so neere his end, begin to turn his face from his enemie
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, p. 16:
- In a way which suggests death.
- Her face suddenly became deadly white.
Deadly may refer to:
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