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    deadly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deadly

    Definition
    (adj) causing or capable of causing death
    Synonyms : deathly , mortal
    Example Sentence
    • a fatal accident
    • a deadly enemy
    • mortal combat
    • a mortal illness
    Definition
    (adj) of an instrument of certain death
    Synonyms : lethal
    Example Sentence
    • deadly poisons
    • lethal weapon
    • a lethal injection
    Definition
    (adj) extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
    Synonyms : venomous , virulent
    Example Sentence
    • venomous snakes
    • a virulent insect bite
    Definition
    (adj) involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
    Synonyms : mortal
    Example Sentence
    • the seven deadly sins
    Definition
    (adj) exceedingly harmful
    Synonyms : baneful , pernicious , pestilent
    Definition
    (adj) (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect Definition
    (adv) as if dead
    Synonyms : lifelessly
    Definition
    (adv) (used as intensives) extremely
    Synonyms : deucedly , devilishly , insanely , madly
    Example Sentence
    • she was madly in love
    • deadly dull
    • deadly earnest
    • deucedly clever
    • insanely jealous
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