deadliness


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dead·ly

 (dĕd′lē)
adj. dead·li·er, dead·li·est
1. Causing or tending to cause death: deadly weapons; a deadly spill of radioactive waste products. See Synonyms at fatal.
2. Suggestive of death: a deadly pallor.
3. Aiming or wanting to kill; implacable: deadly enemies.
4.
a. Destructive in effect: gave the film a deadly review.
b. Tending to take away vitality, effectiveness, or force: the deadly habit of procrastination.
5. Absolute; utter: deadly concentration.
6. Extreme or terrible: worked under deadly strain.
7. Extremely accurate; unerring: She is a deadly shot with the bow.
8. Dull, tedious, and boring: a deadly prose style.
adv.
1. So as to suggest death.
2. To an extreme: deadly serious.

dead′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deadliness - the quality of being deadly
unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
fatality - the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters

deadliness

noun
The quality or condition of causing death:
Translations

deadliness

[ˈdedlɪnɪs] N
1. [of poison] → letalidad f; [of aim] → certeza f
2. (= boredom) → tedio m

deadliness

n (of poison, weapon)tödliche Wirkung; (of wit, sarcasm)vernichtende Wirkung; (inf, = boringness) → tödliche Langeweile; (= awfulness)Entsetzlichkeit f
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Now, in allusion to the white, silent stillness of death in this shark, and the mild deadliness of his habits, the French call him Requin.
Yet when he had brought down many to the ground which nourishes men, his own might and deadliness were brought low.
It was the sum of many of them that constituted deadliness.
I was brought up on a farm, and I know the awful deadliness of farm work; and I like to picture it all as it will be after the revolution.
But there was one circumstance which gave it a deadliness all its own.
Then they came together again, the impact of their blows, their groans and gasps, and the swift flashings and shadow-movings telling plainly of the deadliness of the struggle.
On the eve of the outbreak of the war there were six great powers in the world and a cluster of smaller ones, each armed to the teeth and straining every nerve to get ahead of the others in deadliness of equipment and military efficiency.
Gudni Bergsson and Charlton both dropped clangers in repelling a Liverpool attack to leave Diouf racing to the by-line to provide a pull-back that Owen devoured with typical deadliness.
The bombing was widely seen as a watershed due to its deadliness and timing.
Sadly, it was one of those days when his usual deadliness deserted him.
McAllister, whose dead-ball deadliness has been a feature of the season, curled in a corner that was flicked on well by Markus Babbel.
Throughout the lesson, he constantly reminded us of the deadliness of guns, reiterating the idea that while they were not "magic talismans," they did have symbolic and literal power in the hands of their users, regardless of why they are used.