deadly

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: deadly

1
adjadv
causing or capable of causing death
as if dead
2
adv
(used as intensives) extremely
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: deadly
1

adj causing or capable of causing death

“a deadly enemy”
Synonyms:
deathly, mortal
fatal
bringing death

adj of an instrument of certain death

deadly poisons”
Synonyms:
lethal
fatal
bringing death

adj exceedingly harmful

Synonyms:
baneful, pernicious, pestilent
noxious
injurious to physical or mental health

adj (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect

Synonyms
virulent
infectious; having the ability to cause disease

adj extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

Synonyms:
venomous, virulent
toxic
of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison

adj involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

“the seven deadly sins”
Synonyms:
mortal
unpardonable
not admitting of pardon

adv as if dead

Synonyms:
lifelessly
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adv (used as intensives) extremely

deadly dull”
deadly earnest”
Synonyms:
deucedly, devilishly, insanely, madly
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