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Definition of 'deadly'

Adjective

  1. causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
       Synonyms: deathly mortal
  2. of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
       Synonyms: lethal
  3. extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
       Synonyms: venomous virulent
  4. involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins"
       Synonyms: mortal
  5. exceedingly harmful
       Synonyms: baneful pernicious pestilent
  6. (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect

Adverb

  1. as if dead
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: madly insanely deucedly devilishly


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