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deadly

dead·ly

deadly

 
pronunciation:
ded li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: deadlier, deadliest
definition 1: capable of causing death.
They feared the deadly cobra.A gun is a deadly weapon.Cancer can be a deadly disease.
 
synonyms:
deathly, fatal, lethal, mortal
antonyms:
beneficial, harmless
similar words:
baleful, baneful, calamitous, dangerous, disastrous, fell, hazardous, malignant, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, poisonous, toxic, venomous, virulent, vital
definition 2: seeking to destroy or kill.
The two men became deadly enemies.
similar words:
bloodthirsty, destructive, evil, fell, malignant, murderous, sanguinary
definition 3: very highly accurate.
He has deadly aim with a rifle.
antonyms:
inaccurate, poor
similar words:
accurate, precise, true, unerring
definition 4: extremely boring.
How can you write about such a deadly topic?These deadly lectures put me to sleep.
synonyms:
tiresome
antonyms:
fascinating
similar words:
boring, dreadful, dry, dull, humdrum, jejune, lackluster, monotonous, ponderous, tedious, wearisome
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: deadlier, deadliest
definition 1: absolutely.
The meeting was deadly dull.The figures were deadly accurate.
synonyms:
absolutely, completely, entirely, fully, thoroughly, totally, utterly
similar words:
deathly
definition 2: so as to resemble death.
She lay deadly still.The room was deadly silent.
synonyms:
deathly
derivation: deadliness (n.)
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