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adjective, adverb Archaic.
  1. deathly.
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Origin of deathy

First recorded in 1790–1800; death + -y1
Related formsdeath·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of deathy

  • The Raven dislikes all animal food that has not a deathy smack.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

    John Wilson

  • An arm, on which the deathy skin clung to the bones, dragged rather than supported a languid infant.


    Mary Brunton