deathly

When something is deathly, it is very dangerous or deadly. deathly diseases are very dangerous, and deathly battles are often very violent.

  • The deathly silence of the forest was eerie.

  • The deathly fight between the dragon and the knight was dangerous.

Definition of deathly

adjective

having the physical appearance of death

Synonyms:

deathlike

adjective

causing or capable of causing death

Synonyms:

deadly, mortal

adverb

to an extreme degree

Synonyms:

exceedingly, extremely, super

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Example Sentences for deathly

  • 1

    The final warning is a premonition of the signalman's own death.

  • 2

    The ambush ended with the death of all the contractors.

  • 3

    The ending shows the destruction of the Death Star.

  • 4

    Finally, they came within earshot of the death squads and the hostages.

  • 5

    It is the last release with Renske doing death growls for the band.

  • 6

    The estates were reunified on the death of the last of the Vernons in 1476.

  • 7

    We must live and cope with it as we do with the finality of death.

  • 8

    The castle fall into disrepair after the death of the last Castelnau in 1715.

  • 9

    Abhimanyu's death marked the end of adherence to the rules of war.

  • 10

    Mahon's death presaged the end of the clan's power on the island.