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deadly

dead·ly

deadly

 
 
pronunciation:
ded li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: deadlier, deadliest
definition 1: able to cause death.
The rattlesnake's poison can be deadly.A gun is a deadly weapon.
 
synonyms:
fatal, mortal
antonyms:
beneficial
similar words:
dangerous, hazardous, malignant, poisonous, toxic
definition 2: aiming to destroy or kill.
They were deadly enemies.
similar words:
bloodthirsty, destructive, evil, malignant
definition 3: very boring.
Aunt Marsha's tea parties are deadly.
similar words:
dreadful, dry, dull, monotonous
derivation: deadliness (n.)
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