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deathly


adjective

  1. causing death; deadly; fatal.
  2. like death: a deathly silence.
  3. of, relating to, or indicating death; morbid: a deathly odor from the sepulcher.

adverb

  1. in the manner of death.
  2. very; utterly: deathly afraid.

adjective

  1. deadly
  2. resembling deatha deathly quiet
adj.

Old English deaþlic “mortal” (see death). Meaning “deadly” is from late 12c.; that of “death-like” is from 1560s.

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