killingly

ADVERB
  1. in a very humorous manner
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  • Money is one of my favourite books – killingly funny, savage, critical, and stylistically and structurally bent. I’ve torn my rug out getting my head round this
  • In lowercase they become so killingly matter-of-fact, which is the whole joke. John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes
  • The story gives us one killingly funny observation after another: ‘Parker and his graduate student colleagues liked to theorize about the real world.’
  • It seems a strange role for him, very British in its humour and, on the page at least, killingly unfunny.
  • His "killingly fair-minded and viciously funny" review of the Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Cunningham's latest book, By Nightfall, has won novelist and critic Adam Mars-Jones the inaugural Hatchet Job of the Year award. Review of The Hours author's latest book wins inaugural hatchet job award
  • Adam Mars-Jones's review … was at once erudite, attentive, killingly fair-minded and viciously funny. Review of The Hours author's latest book wins inaugural hatchet job award
  • The gimmick lets Nolan have three clocks ticking down instead of one which should be killingly suspenseful. 'Inception' A Masterpiece? Only In Someone's Dream
  • That last sentence – with its statesmanlike tone of advocacy – is killingly brilliant, isn't it? So Lewis Hamilton wants a longer national anthem. Has he heard the second verse?
  • The inventories of killingly precise details became sterile — "all knife-flash, no blood," as John Gardner once put it. The Quotidian of Love
  • The show is killingly funny and the cast rise to the occasions that are presented to them with a panache rarely seen in ensemble playing.
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