- deadly; fatal.
- resembling death; deathlike.
Origin of deathful
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Examples from the Web for deathful
And what we found was not horrible nor deathful, but bright, promising, scented like first fruits.1492
You are not an artist by reproving nature into deathful sameness, but by animating your copy of her into vital variation.Val d'Arno
When a boy reads of the Desert of Sahara, he pictures it as terrible and deathful.South America Observations and Impressions
Wherefore hath untimely sorrow like a darksome cloud above, Cast its pale and deathful shadow on the children of my love?
But bold Krishna drove his chariot, whispered unto him his plan, Arjun placed the young Sikhandin in the deathful battle's van!