What is the meaning of deadly?


  • Causing or capable of causing death.
    • usage: "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
  • Of an instrument of certain death.
    • usage: "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
  • Extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom.
    • usage: "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
  • Involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death.
    • usage: "the seven deadly sins"
  • Exceedingly harmful.
  • Of a disease. ( having a rapid course and violent effect)


  • As if dead.
  • Used as intensives. ( extremely)
    • usage: "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
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