deathly

[ deth-lee ]
/ ˈdɛθ li /

adjective

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

adverb

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

Origin of deathly

before 1000; Middle English dethlich, Old English dēathlīc. See death, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM deathly

death·li·ness, nounpre·death·ly, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deathly

deadly deathly
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British Dictionary definitions for deathly

deathly
/ (ˈdɛθlɪ) /

adjective

deadly
resembling deatha deathly quiet

Derived forms of deathly

deathliness, noun
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