resembling death.

Origin of deathlike

1540–50; death + -like; compare Old English dēathlīc deathly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for deathlike

cadaverous, deadly, gaunt, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly

Examples from the Web for deathlike

Historical Examples of deathlike

  • We sat hushed and unbelieving in that terrible, deathlike silence.

  • A murmuring, then a laugh, cut through the deathlike stillness.

    When the Sleepers Woke

    Arthur Leo Zagat

  • But no sound broke the deathlike stillness of the desert night.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • Carmena screamed and fell over sideways in a deathlike faint.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • Then there came a lull, a strange, deep lull, deathlike after the mighty blast.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service