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Meaning & Definition of Deadly in English

English

Deadly

/dɛdli/

adjective

1. Causing or capable of causing death

  • "A fatal accident"
  • "A deadly enemy"
  • "Mortal combat"
  • "A mortal illness"
    synonym:
  • deadly
  • ,
  • deathly
  • ,
  • mortal

2. Of an instrument of certain death

  • "Deadly poisons"
  • "Lethal weapon"
  • "A lethal injection"
    synonym:
  • deadly
  • ,
  • lethal

3. Extremely poisonous or injurious

  • Producing venom
  • "Venomous snakes"
  • "A virulent insect bite"
    synonym:
  • deadly
  • ,
  • venomous
  • ,
  • virulent

4. Involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

  • "The seven deadly sins"
    synonym:
  • deadly
  • ,
  • mortal(a)

5. Exceedingly harmful

    synonym:
  • baneful
  • ,
  • deadly
  • ,
  • pernicious
  • ,
  • pestilent

6. (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect

    synonym:
  • deadly

adverb

1. As if dead

    synonym:
  • deadly
  • ,
  • lifelessly

2. (used as intensives) extremely

  • "She was madly in love"
  • "Deadly dull"
  • "Deadly earnest"
  • "Deucedly clever"
  • "Insanely jealous"
    synonym:
  • madly
  • ,
  • insanely
  • ,
  • deadly
  • ,
  • deucedly
  • ,
  • devilishly

Examples of using

Envy is one of the seven deadly sins.