[ UK /dˈɛθli/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛθɫi/ ]
  1. to a degree resembling death
    he was deathly pale
  2. to an extreme degree
    the night was deathly cold
    extremely unpleasant
    she is super smart
    as a child, I was deathly afraid of snakes
    extremely cold
  1. having the physical appearance of death
    a deathly pallor
  2. causing or capable of causing death
    mortal combat
    a fatal accident
    a mortal illness
    a deadly enemy
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How To Use deathly In A Sentence

  • I thought my deathly pale face made me look awful. The Sun
  • This time the swoon was a deathly one, and did not yield easily. Tiger-Lilies. A Novel.
  • I was shattered to see how the disease had extended its deathly grip.
  • Her usually rosy cheeks were now pinched and deathly pale.
  • The first turned deathly pale and shot a quick glance at the other.
  • The red eyes were bright and swollen from crying, and the white skin was deathly pale from the cold.
  • When he walked into a room, it went a deathly quiet. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her nails are short and not in the least scary, there is no electric tan, deathly blonde hair or sticky lipstick.
  • Spring allergies will be mistaken for deathly disease and your runny nose will make you a social pariah.
  • The catacombs, and the lovingly tended graves within, have embalmed the lives and loves of centuries past in a deathly stillness, broken only by the babble of a passing brook.
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