[ UK /dˈɛdli/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛdɫi/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛdɫi/ ]
of an instrument of certain death
a lethal injection
- (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
the seven deadly sins
extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
a virulent insect bite
causing or capable of causing death
a fatal accident
a mortal illness
a deadly enemy
- exceedingly harmful
- as if dead
(used as intensives) extremely
she was madly in love
How To Use deadly In A Sentence
- Ministers have spent nearly 500million stockpiling the antiviral drug in case of a deadly epidemic but there are doubts it is effective. The Sun
- PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: Thailand and Cambodia said they have made progress in settling a border dispute that sparked a deadly military confrontation last month. My Sinchew -
- George was diagnosed with the potentially deadly condition days after his second birthday.
- Now the fire itself wasn't very deadly, it was the smoke.
- The wind and rain intensified as they watched the deadly twisters move towards them.
- Everyone in this facility yields to the seven deadly sins… especially pride and vanity!
- The severity of the decree seemed deadly to Tess.
- ` ` Weel, sirs, I am laith to enter into deadly fued with you by spilling ony of your bluid, though Earnscliff hasna stopped to shed mine The Black Dwarf
- No, it would have been deadly and hugely dangerous. The Sun
- If you are venturing further abroad, wild animals and insects can present a deadly danger and avoidance is usually the key. Times, Sunday Times