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Meaning of DEADLY

Pronunciation:  'dedlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
  2. [adv]  as if produced by death; "deadly pale"; "a deadly paralytic stroke"
  3. [adv]  as if dead
  4. [adj]  (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
  5. [adj]  causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
  6. [adj]  of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
  7. [adj]  exceedingly harmful
  8. [adj]  (theology) involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins"
  9. [adj]  extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

DEADLY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: baneful, deathly, deucedly, devilishly, fatal, harmful, insanely, lethal, lifelessly, madly, mortal, mortal(a), noxious, pernicious, pestilent, toxic, unpardonable, venomous, virulent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dead"ly\, a.
    1. Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive;
       certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or
    2. Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately
       hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.
             Thy assailant is quick, skillful, and deadly.
    3. Subject to death; mortal. [Obs.]
             The image of a deadly man.            --Wyclif (Rom.
                                                   i. 23).
    {Deadly nightshade} (Bot.), a poisonous plant; belladonna.
       See under {Nightshade}.
  2. \Dead"ly\, adv.
    1. In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death.
       ``Deadly pale.'' --Shak.
    2. In a manner to occasion death; mortally.
             The groanings of a deadly wounded man. --Ezek. xxx.
    3. In an implacable manner; destructively.
    4. Extremely. [Obs.] ``Deadly weary.'' --Orrery. ``So deadly
       cunning a man.'' --Arbuthnot.
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