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.
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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
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deadliness

noun
The quality or condition of causing death:
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Translations

deadliness

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

n (of poison, weapon)tödliche Wirkung; (of wit, sarcasm)vernichtende Wirkung; (inf, = boringness) → tödliche Langeweile; (= awfulness)Entsetzlichkeit f
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References in classic literature ?
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. He was respectful of this two-handed dub with the amazing short-arm kicks in both his fists.
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.
After all, if the female hostels were robbed twice without the culprits being apprehended and with apparent zero resistance from the UI security network, how can students be persuaded that such attacks may not be staged on the male hostels, perhaps with greater deadliness given the gender of the occupants?
Despite the deadliness of the practice, many still do it, the report found.
That prospect should greatly lessen the aura of terror that surrounds Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever virus whose reputation has been shaped by its deadliness and its incurability.
was not City it exercise reacquaintance But that would be to unfairly siphon some credit away from Bernardo Silva for his clinical left-footed finish and, even more so, from Aguero for his blink-of-an-eye deadliness.