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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.

deadly

(ˈdɛdlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. likely to cause death: deadly poison; deadly combat.
2. informal extremely boring
adv, adj
like death in appearance or certainty: deadly pale; a deadly sleep.
ˈdeadliness n

dead•ly

(ˈdɛd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. causing or tending to cause death; lethal.
2. aiming to kill or destroy; implacable: a deadly enemy.
3. like death.
4. excruciatingly boring.
5. excessive; inordinate: deadly haste.
6. extremely accurate: a deadly shot.
adv.
7. in a manner suggesting death: deadly pale.
8. completely: deadly dull.
[before 900]
dead′li•ness, n.
syn: See fatal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deadly - causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
fatal - bringing death
2.deadly - of an instrument of certain deathdeadly - of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
fatal - bringing death
3.deadly - extremely poisonous or injuriousdeadly - extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
4.deadly - involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins"
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
unpardonable - not admitting of pardon; "unpardonable behavior"
5.deadly - exceedingly harmfuldeadly - exceedingly harmful      
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
6.deadly - (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
virulent - infectious; having the ability to cause disease
Adv.1.deadly - as if dead
2.deadly - (used as intensives) extremelydeadly - (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

deadly

adjective
3. (Informal) boring, dull, tedious, flat, monotonous, uninteresting, mind-numbing, unexciting, ho-hum (informal), wearisome, as dry as dust She found the party deadly.
4. arch (usually used of enemies or rivals) savage, mortal, hardline, uncompromising, inflexible, inexorable, implacable, irreconcilable, intransigent, unappeasable The two became deadly enemies.
5. accurate, sure, true, effective, exact, reliable, precise, on target, infallible, unerring, unfailing the fastest and most deadly bowlers in the world today
7. complete, total, perfect, absolute, utter, outright, thorough, consummate, dyed-in-the-wool, thoroughgoing, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) He talked about his job with deadly earnestness.

deadly

adjective
1. Causing or tending to cause death:
2. Gruesomely suggestive of ghosts or death:
3. Extremely destructive or harmful:
Translations
جِداعَظيممُمِل، قاتِلمُميت، قَتّال
hroznýnaprostýnudnýsmrtelnýstrašně
død-dødeligdræbendekedeligsmadder
halálosan
ákaflegaákafur, mikill, algerlegabanvænndrepleiîinlegur
smrtensmrtonosen
çok çokiç bayıltıcıöldürücüölümcülsıkıcı

deadly

[ˈdedlɪ]
A. ADJ (deadlier (compar) (deadliest (superl)))
1. (= lethal) [poison, disease, combination] → mortal; [weapon, attack] → mortífero
he has a deadly aim with a rifletiene una puntería infalible con el rifle
to use deadly force (against sb) (Police, Mil) → abrir fuego (contra algn)
2. (= devastating)
with deadly accuracy (Sport etc) → con precisión mortífera (Mil etc) → con precisión letal or mortal
he was in deadly earnestiba muy en serio
to be deadly enemiesser enemigos mortales, ser enemigos a muerte
she argued with deadly logicargumentaba con una lógica aplastante
she levelled a deadly look at Nickle lanzó una mirada asesina a Nick
there was deadly silencese hizo un silencio sepulcral
see also seven A
3. (= very boring) → aburridísimo
B. ADV
it was deadly coldhacía un frío de muerte
the trip was deadly dullel viaje fue un aburrimiento de muerte, el viaje fue aburridísimo
she was deadly paleestaba pálida como un cadáver, tenía una palidez cadavérica (liter)
she thought he was joking but he was deadly seriousella pensaba que bromeaba, pero lo decía completamente en serio
C. CPD deadly nightshade Nbelladona f

deadly

[ˈdɛdli]
adj
[disease, dose] → mortel(le)
[weapon] → meurtrier/ière
(= relentless) → implacable
[look]
She levelled a deadly look at him → Elle le tua du regard.
adv
deadly dull → ennuyeux/euse à mourir, mortellement ennuyeux/euse
deadly serious → on ne peut plus sérieux/euse
to be deadly serious about sth → être on ne peut plus sérieux/euse à propos de qch

deadly

adj (+er)
(= lethal) poison, weapon, disease, attack, forcetödlich; to be deadly to somebodytödliche Folgen für jdn haben; a deadly combination of …eine tödliche Mischung von …; assault with a deadly weapon (Jur) → Körperverletzung fmit einer gefährlichen Waffe; to play a deadly gameein tödliches Spiel spielen
(= devastating) logic, lookvernichtend; (= unerring) accuracytödlich; bowler, strikertreffsicher
(inf: = boring) → todlangweilig (inf)
(= complete) silence, enemies, rivalstödlich; to be in deadly earnestes todernst meinen; their deadly enemyihr Todfeind m; that made the competition even deadlierdadurch wurde die Konkurrenz noch mörderischer; the (seven) deadly sins (Bibl) → die (sieben) Todsünden pl
adv (= extremely) deadly dulltodlangweilig (inf); he was deadly seriouser meinte es todernst; deadly coldeisig kalt; deadly paletotenbleich; deadly poisonoustödlich

deadly

[ˈdɛdlɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → mortale; (weapon, poison, aim) → micidiale; (disease) → letale
they are deadly enemies → sono nemici mortali
the seven deadly sins → i sette peccati capitali
he is in deadly earnest → fa (or parla) sul serio, non scherza
this book is deadly (fam) (very boring) → questo libro è un mattone
2. adv deadly dulldi una noia mortale
deadly pale → pallido/a come un cadavere

dead

(ded) adjective
1. without life; not living. a dead body; Throw out those dead flowers.
2. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work. The phone/engine is dead.
3. absolute or complete. There was dead silence at his words; He came to a dead stop.
adverb
completely. dead drunk.
ˈdeaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc. That will deaden the pain.
ˈdeadly adjective
1. causing death. a deadly poison.
2. very great. He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
3. very dull or uninteresting. What a deadly job this is.
adverb
extremely. deadly dull; deadly serious.
dead end
a road closed off at one end.
ˈdead-end adjective
leading nowhere. a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
ˈdeadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished. Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
ˈdeadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible. Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.

to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.

deadly

a. mortífero-a; mortal, que puede causar la muerte;
___ poisonveneno ___;
___ woundherida ___.

deadly

adj mortal
References in classic literature ?
She assumed a freedom of speculation, then common enough on the other side of the Atlantic, but which our forefathers, had they known it, would have held to be a deadlier crime than that stigmatised by the scarlet letter.
It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief.
He became quicker of movement than the other dogs, swifter of foot, craftier, deadlier, more lithe, more lean with ironlike muscle and sinew, more enduring, more cruel, more ferocious, and more intelligent.
Ferrara's temper, pliant as a snake, And deadlier, I doubt not.
But what if, by some fate or deadlier chance, eyes other than his spied behind and saw the horrible change?
Yet all the same, they were soon destined to take far deadlier possession of my mind.
Here was deadly insult on deadlier injury - and the Sahib to whom he had so craftily given that war-waking letter heard it all.
Dream not of thir fight, As of a Duel, or the local wounds Of head or heel: not therefore joynes the Son Manhood to God-head, with more strength to foil Thy enemie; nor so is overcome SATAN, whose fall from Heav'n, a deadlier bruise, Disabl'd not to give thee thy deaths wound: Which hee, who comes thy Saviour, shall recure, Not by destroying SATAN, but his works In thee and in thy Seed: nor can this be, But by fulfilling that which thou didst want, Obedience to the Law of God, impos'd On penaltie of death, and suffering death, The penaltie to thy transgression due, And due to theirs which out of thine will grow: So onely can high Justice rest appaid.
When, in his walk through the garden, he came to the magnificent plant that hung its purple gems beside the marble fountain, he placed a kind of mask over his mouth and nostrils, as if all this beauty did but conceal a deadlier malice; but, finding his task still too dangerous, he drew back, removed the mask, and called loudly, but in the infirm voice of a person affected with inward disease, "Beatrice
And that gallant showing had PBA commissioner Willie Marcial more reason to believe that the Philippines will be a deadlier team in their rematch with the Aussies on July 2.
Strox is new deadlier drug being used in Egypt, mostly by drivers to get high.
And as Sam and Jack embroil him in their game of Challenge, the dares get darker and deadlier.