[deth-fuh l]


deadly; fatal.
resembling death; deathlike.

Origin of deathful

First recorded in 1200–50, deathful is from the Middle English word deethful. See death, -ful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for deathful

ghastly, ashen, dead, deathly, pallid, wan, white, deathlike

Examples from the Web for deathful

Historical Examples of deathful

  • And what we found was not horrible nor deathful, but bright, promising, scented like first fruits.


    Mary Johnston

  • You are not an artist by reproving nature into deathful sameness, but by animating your copy of her into vital variation.

    Val d'Arno

    John Ruskin

  • When a boy reads of the Desert of Sahara, he pictures it as terrible and deathful.

  • 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!