- in the manner of death.
- very; utterly: deathly afraid.
Origin of deathly
Examples from the Web for deathly
I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.Why My Norovirus Panic Makes Me Sick
January 5, 2015
Part Grim Reaper, part angel, this deathly saint had few followers, and they mostly worshipped in private.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico
November 1, 2014
Their network of super-elite inbreeding and strategic couplings had united the West in a deathly embrace.Can We Divorce Our Elites?
April 13, 2014
Sure, there's that fringe group of weirdos who are deathly afraid of clowns.'American Idol' Premiere Review: The Clown Show Is Back and We Love It
January 16, 2014
Hideo Nakata, the world famous Japanese horror film director is deathly afraid of one thing: dark waters.Japanese Horror Director Tackles the 3/11 Tsunami
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
February 23, 2013
His face was colourless, almost fierce; his forehead was deathly white.The Manxman
Slowly the colour ebbed from Rohan's face, leaving it deathly pale.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
She drew back and said no more, a deathly pallor overspreading her face.Pretty Madcap Dorothy
Laura Jean Libbey
But he still had to lean on a chair, and his face was deathly pale.Tales From Two Hemispheres
Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
He had wondered why the progress of the light had been so deathly slow.
- resembling deatha deathly quiet
Word Origin and History for deathly
Old English deaþlic "mortal" (see death). Meaning "deadly" is from late 12c.; that of "death-like" is from 1560s.