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Definition 1: (used as intensives) extremely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where deadly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was madly in love
  • deadly dull
  • deadly earnest
  • deucedly clever
  • insanely jealous

Synonyms for deadly in the sense of this definition

(deadly is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

Definition 2: as if dead - [adverb denoting all]

Synonyms for deadly in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: exceedingly harmful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for deadly in the sense of this definition

(deadly is similar to ...) injurious to physical or mental health

"noxious chemical wastes" "noxious ideas"

Definition 4: extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deadly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • venomous snakes
  • a virulent insect bite

Synonyms for deadly in the sense of this definition

(deadly is similar to ...) of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison

"suffering from exposure to toxic substances"

Definition 5: involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deadly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the seven deadly sins

Synonyms for deadly in the sense of this definition

(deadly is similar to ...) not admitting of pardon

"unpardonable behavior"

(deadly belongs to category ...) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

Definition 6: (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(deadly is similar to ...) infectious; having the ability to cause disease

Definition 7: causing or capable of causing death - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deadly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fatal accident
  • a deadly enemy
  • mortal combat
  • a mortal illness

Synonyms for deadly in the sense of this definition

(deadly is similar to ...) bringing death

Definition 8: of an instrument of certain death - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deadly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deadly poisons
  • lethal weapon
  • a lethal injection

Synonyms for deadly in the sense of this definition

(deadly is similar to ...) bringing death

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