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English adjective: deadly

1. deadly causing or capable of causing death


SamplesA fatal accident.
A deadly enemy.
Mortal combat.
A mortal illness.


Synonymsdeathly, mortal


Similarfatal


Antonymsnonfatal

2. deadly of an instrument of certain death


SamplesDeadly poisons.
Lethal weapon.
A lethal injection.


Synonymslethal


Similarfatal


Antonymsnonfatal

3. deadly extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom


SamplesVenomous snakes.
A virulent insect bite.


Synonymsvenomous, virulent


Similartoxic


Antonymsatoxic, nontoxic

4. deadly involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death


SamplesThe seven deadly sins.


Synonymsmortal


Similarunpardonable


Domain categorydivinity, theology


Antonymspardonable

5. deadly exceedingly harmful


Synonymsbaneful, pernicious, pestilent


Similarnoxious


Antonymsinnocuous

6. deadly (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect


Similarvirulent


Antonymsavirulent


English adverb: deadly

1. deadly as if dead


Synonymslifelessly

2. deadly (used as intensives) extremely


SamplesShe was madly in love.
Deadly dull.
Deadly earnest.
Deucedly clever.
Insanely jealous.


Synonymsdeucedly, devilishly, insanely, madly


Domain usageintensifier, intensive









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